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75th Commemoration of DDay

Title:75th Commemoration of DDay
Date & Time:Sat Jun 1, 2019 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Waterfront Park, 1 Prince St. (Map This)
Event Details:Alexandria-Caen Sister City in collaboration with the Office of Historic Alexandria is proud to honor the 75th Anniversary of D-Day with a large commemorative event. Celebrate American and French cultures, and U.S. military history, with this fun event for the whole family. The event will feature children’s activities, WWII reenactors, live music, food, and a wine garden!

This year marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day. On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops invaded Normandy, France and gained a significant foothold in continental Europe. While more than 9,000 Allied soldiers were lost during the invasion, it directly led to their decisive victory over Hitler and the Axis Powers.

The event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase in the French market and wine garden. Wine and Design will be hosting a paint-and-sip station at select times during the festivities, with advance ticket purchase available at There will be history booths, children’s activities, live swing music and dancers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Living History, Museums, Sister Cities, Waterfront

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