Veterans Share Stories of World War II at ALL Event

Published on: February 10, 2011

The Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) will host “Stories from World War II” on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at Lone Star College-Tomball in E-100. Featuring a discussion panel of at least five World War II veterans, guests will hear firsthand accounts and memories of conflicts that took place in Europe.

The experiences of the veterans on the panel will range from a radio airman in the Royal Canadian Air Force to an infantryman in the U.S. Army to a tank soldier in the German panzer division. Some of them will attend this special history class wearing their wartime uniforms. Each panelist will speak for 10 minutes. If time permits, a question-and-answer segment will follow.

“Hearing the stories of actual veterans is a good way to present history,” said Dave Ferris, event coordinator.

The “Stories from World War II” class is one of the many programs sponsored by ALL. The ALL program offers non-credit courses, lectures and social activities for the intellectual and personal growth of adults age 50 and over.  

For more information on “Stories from World War II,” contact Terri Hill at 281-357-3688 or Teresa.W.Hill@LoneStar.edu. To learn more about ALL, call 281-357-3676 or e-mail TCAll@LoneStar.edu.

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With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010 and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges: LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris and LSC-Tomball; six centers; LSC-University Park; LSC-University Center at Montgomery; LSC-University Center at University Park; Lone Star Corporate College; and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.