VOA Museum to host 75th anniversary commemoration of D-Day

The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester will host a 75th-anniversary commemoration of the D-Day landing on Thursday, June 6 at 9 a.m. on the museum’s front lawn.

The event sponsored by Kehoe Financial Advisors of Cincinnati will honour the memory of WWII soldiers who participated in D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, as well as veterans of all wars.

Early morning fog enshrouds the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester. The museum plans a 75th-anniversary commemoration of the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy on Thursday 6th June 2019 on the museum front lawn. (VOA Museum Photo) After a colour guard presentation by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7696 and a brief ceremony, veterans and other attendees will be invited inside the museum for free coffee, doughnuts and museum tours until noon. The public is invited. Coffee will be donated by CAVU of West Chester, with doughnuts provided by Kroger stores in Sharonville and on Tylerville Road in West Chester.

D-Day was the largest seaborne invasion in the history of the world and put Allied troops on the trajectory to win World War II.

The sacrifice in human life that day alone is sobering—about 4,500 Allied soldiers and from 3,000 to 9,000 Nazi troops.
— Ken Rieser, VOA Museum Board President.

During Operation Overlord, which occurred from the 6th June 1944 D-Day landing through August 30, 1944, when German troops retreated east across the Seine River, more than 425,000 Allied and German troops died, according to Barrett Tillman’s D-Day Encyclopedia (2014, Regnery Publishing), on www.HistoryontheNet.com. About 209,000 were estimated to be Allied troops.

Although many of the soldiers who participated in D-Day are no longer with us, we want to commemorate their sacrifice—as well as the sacrifices of all veterans in all wars since then

D-Day is a solemn day, but also an uplifting reminder of what our country can accomplish when we band together for a just cause.
— Tom Keller of Kehoe Financial Advisors.

RSVPs are requested by noon on Wednesday 5th June 2019 for the D-Day commemoration at admin@voamuseum.org to ensure adequate food and beverages.