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This Saturday’s topic is: Military Death

Our special drop in guest will be A.J. Orlikoff, Congressional Cemetery’s own Director of Public Engagement, for a Q&A on military death. As always when we have a special guest for Q&A this is from 10:30am to 11:30am. You are welcome, of course, to arrive or leave any time during Death Doula Day office hours 10am until noon.

This week you will have the opportunity to ask AJ questions about a topic of special interest to him, and of course for all of us at a place like Congressional Cemetery. How do we understand death for military service members and veterans? What are the customs and obligations of our country to service members? How do we memorialize and remember? And how do we find the service records of deceased family members who served?

Anthony “AJ” Orlikoff, Director of Public Engagement, is a dedicated and passionate historian, educator, and writer. After graduating with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in History from Old Dominion University, A.J. worked at Hampton Roads Naval Museum as an Educator and at the National Museum of the United States Army as an Education Specialist- Lead before joining the staff at Historic Congressional Cemetery. He is the author of “The Navy’s City: Norfolk’s Military History” in A History Lover’s Guide to Norfolk and is a contributor to Washington History Magazine. He is extremely passionate and enthusiastic about all things history and is always eager to share the amazing stories of the past.  He specializes in American military history, with a particular focus on the American Civil War and World War II. He enjoys reading, sports, cups of black coffee, and is an avid Disc Golf player. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife Raven and his cats Reina and Ringo.

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