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75th Anniversary D-Day Celebration Planned

Todd PittengerMay 18, 2019

The Eisenhower Presidential Museum and Library in Abilene is planning to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the day Allied forces commanded by Gen Eisenhower began the liberation of Europe from Adolph Hitler and his Nazi forces.

On June 6, 1944, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander during World War II, led the Allied Forces in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. Code-named Operation OVERLORD, this was the greatest invasion in human history that, less than a year later, led to the liberation of Europe from Adolf Hitler’s Nazi tyranny.

The Eisenhower Foundation, in partnership with the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in Abilene will mark the 75th anniversary of this historic event by hosting a week of events commemorating D-Day, as well as honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower and the soldiers who bravely served the U.S. during World War II.

Planned activities and events include:

Saturday, June 1 — Activities begin at noon

  • Symphony at Sunset Annual D-Day Commemoration Concert
  • Reenactors
  • Military Equipment
  • Pop Up Museum
  • Food Vendors
  •  Family Activities

Sunday, June 2 – Wednesday, June 5

  • Films
  • Lectures
  • Family Activities

Thursday, June 6

  • Remembrance Ceremony
  • Hope & Liberty Concert

COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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