WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL
Monday, June 6 at 10 AM
The Friends of the National World War II Memorial (Friends) will commemorate the 72 years since 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France during a special commemoration and wreath presentation at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, DC on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM.
Honor Flight Bay Area (California), with over two dozen WWII veterans, will take part in this special commemoration.
As part of the ceremony, several WWII and D-Day veterans will place wreaths at the Atlantic Arch of the World War II Memorial in memory of the 9,000 Allied soldiers killed or wounded during the invasion.
European Union Ambassador to the United States David O’Sullivan will speak and present a wreath during the event. Friends chairman Josiah Bunting III will also provide remarks and the Military District of Washington will provide military support for the event.