World War II Symposium

The Symposium is a summary study of World War II that the history books missed and brought to you from those who were there, with the help of patriotic students.  The event will be a detailed history of The High Country’s contributions to the world wide war of the mid-twentieth century that preserved our democracy and gave us the opportunity to live in a world of freedom and economic growth for all.

The cast of characters presenting this program includes 40 World War II veterans and 40 (possibly more) Watauga High School students who will accompany and portray the character of each veteran in the session representing the theatre that he/she participated in.  A general session concludes the program in the afternoon with three guest speakers.

The event will be May 18th, 2013 at the Watauga High School in Boone, NC. Join us to remember and honor the veterans of World War II.

2013 Symposium booklet

Don’t miss the opportunity to talk to veterans who were part of the Battle of Normandy, Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge, Okinawa and more! Our veterans are living history.

Our Goal
The Appalachian WWII Veterans Organization is a non-profit organization whose goal is to honor our veterans and to pass their stories on to today’s youth.

Veterans are “living history books” to the greatest event of the 20th Century. Schools today limit student exposure to WWII to mere paragraphs. The Symposium is an opportunity to learn what really happened.  Young American men and women were uprooted and sent to foreign lands to fight for the rest of the world.

For more information, call (828) 385-1467.