Please join Norwegian Society of Washington, D.C. for lunch on Friday, January 11, 2019 Noon-2 pm
Seasons 52 Fresh Grill at Tysons Corner Center
Lower level, near Barnes & Noble. Free parking or valet.
Metro accessible by Silver Line Tysons Corner
7863L Tysons Corner Center, Mc Lean, VA 22102, Ph. (703) 288-3852
Ms. Pamela Banks – “Mission to Rjukan and the Race for the Atomic Bomb”
We will gather at our new venue Seasons 52 at Tysons Corner in McLean at 12:00/noon. Lunch will be served shortly after our arrival followed by a short introduction by 21st Century Luncheon Director Sigurd Neubauer and Ms. Banks’ talk. Parking is free, but there is also a valet service available on the lower level. If you come by metro, take the Silver Line towards Wiehle/Reston to the Tysons Corner station.
Pamela Banks’ family members served in the United States Army during World War II and their lives were profoundly impacted by the race to build an atomic bomb. One life was lost and another life was saved by President Roosevelt’s decision to develop experimental nuclear weapons and by President Truman’s decision to deploy them on Japan ending the war in the Pacific. The full story of their military service was discovered in 2010 when Pamela began clearing out the attic of her family home to move to Leesburg, Virginia. She opened a wooden box containing pictures, letters, and documents that had been hidden for more than five decades and eventually learned why her uncle’s remains rest in Norway.
Prior to moving to Virginia, Pamela lived in both New York and New Jersey. She is currently a volunteer at the George C. Marshall International Center in Leesburg. Following an extensive corporate career in human resources and organizational change, she became a career transitions coach and an independent consultant. Pamela graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s Degree in Organizational Psychology and was trained as a business negotiations coach at the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School.
Deadline: Register by end of business Tuesday, January 8, 2019