Speakers Bureau of the Stonewall Brigade Museum
The speakers’ bureau of the Stonewall Brigade Museum offers a number of illustrated lectures and presentations dealing with the storied history of the 116th Infantry Regiment.
All lectures are free, pending scheduling in advance.
The Stonewall Brigade Museum houses a rare collection of artifacts and archival materials related to the U. S. Army and the 116th Infantry Regiment (29th Division). The Museum is located at 566 Lee Highway, Verona, VA 24482. Currently, the unique facility showcases 36 historical exhibitions and contains a rich collection of archival and education materials.
The origins of the 116th Regiment may be traced back to the 1740s, when it was part of the Virginia Militia. Over time, the fabled unit saw action in the French and Indian Wars, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, two world wars, and has been deployed repeatedly in the global war on terrorism. In addition, the unit has a long record in the classic role of the National Guard as a first responder in support of emergencies as defined by the Governor of Virginia.
The 116th Infantry Regiment is tied historically to the Allied landings at Normandy in 1944. The regiment distinguished itself for heroism and sacrifice at Omaha Beach. The Normandy landing is a compelling story in terms of the regiment’s war experience, casualties, medals won, and key role in opening a path for the liberation of Nazi-occupied Europe.