Eisenhower Foundation to Commemorate the 80th Anniversary of D-Day Tomorrow, June 6th

By Ryan Duey

The Eisenhower Foundation will commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day with events in Abilene, at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, on Thursday, June 6th. The free public events include a Meet a World War II Veteran Reception, a Remembrance Ceremony, a Veterans Panel, military reenactors, hands-on education programs, and free museum admission. Kansas Senator Jerry Moran will speak at the ceremony and is expected to announce federal funding for the library.

The D-Day invasion, led by General Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 6, 1944, was the largest amphibious assault in history, pivotal to the Allied victory in World War II.

The observance also features a photo exhibit by French photographer Fabrice Bourge, showcasing nearly 20 years of D-Day commemorations in Normandy, France. This exhibit honors the deep respect and gratitude shown by Normans to veterans.

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