74th Anniversary of D-Day
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June 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The National D-Day Memorial will mark the 74th anniversary of Operation Overlord with a ceremony on Wednesday, June 6 at 11 a.m. This year’s commemoration features Pat Waters, the grandson of General George S. Patton and Desmond Doss Jr.
Following the address, Normandy veteran Ash Rothlein will preside over the annual remembrance at the Memorial’s “Homage” sculpture. The observance reminds up of the heroes of June 6, 1944 who did not return home to receive our thanks. Representatives of the nation of France, a people always ready to honor those who liberated them from brutal Nazi occupation, will join us for the tribute. Rothlein will hang his own Legion of Honor Medal, presented to him by the French government, on the statue.
The 74th anniversary commemoration will also feature music by the 29th Division Band, wreath-layings, recognition of D-Day and WWII veterans, and a veterans reunion tent.
Call (540) 586-3329 or visit www.dday.org for more information.