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