Alexandria's D-Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration

Join the City of Alexandria, in partnership with sister city Caen, France, to honor the 75th Anniversary of D-Day with a large commemorative event at the new Waterfront Park.

Page updated on May 15, 2019 at 11:07 AM

D-Day Celebration Photo

Commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 1 at Waterfront Park with family fun, WWII reenactors and veterans, live music, food and a wine garden! Then learn more about the effects of D-Day at the June 6 lecture at Alexandria’s History Museum at the Lyceum.

Alexandria's D-Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration

June 1
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Waterfront Park
1 King Street
The Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee, in collaboration with the Office of Historic Alexandria, honors the 75th Anniversary of D-Day with a large commemorative event in the new Waterfront Park. Celebrate American and French cultures and U.S. military history with this fun event for the whole family.  The day includes children’s activities, WWII reenactors and veterans, live music, food and a wine garden!

Paint with Wine and Design at the event while sipping a glass of wine from The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards. One-hour painting sessions at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Painting sessions may be purchased in advance or on site if space is available.

Blue Jazz and Gottaswing performing at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Presentation from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt at 12 p.m.

More event details coming soon!

D-Day at 75: Looking Back and Looking Forward

June 6
7 - 9 p.m.
Alexandria's History Museum at the Lyceum
201 S. Washington Street
Learn more about D-Day and its significance at this lecture featuring a distinguished panel of speakers: Rear Admiral Tom Flynn, Retired Judge Advocate General of the Navy Dr. Kim Bernard Holien, Retired U.S. Army Historian Brigadier General Tony Smith, U.S. Army Retired. Wine and dessert reception to follow.

Admission is $10. Advance purchase available at alexandriava.gov/Shop.

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