City of Alexandria Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

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City of Alexandria Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

­­For Immediate Release: May 23, 2019

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 Waterfront Park (1 King St.) on Saturday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come celebrate American and French cultures, and U.S. military history. This free, fun event will feature children’s activities, WWII reenactors, live music, food, and a wine garden.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase in the French market and wine garden. “Paint-and-sip” art stations will be available with an additional ticket purchase. There will also be history booths, children’s activities, live swing music and dancers performing at the event.

On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops invaded Normandy, France, and gained a significant foothold in continental Europe during World War II. While more than 9,000 Allied soldiers were lost during the invasion, it directly led to a decisive victory in the war.

For more event information and a full list of activities, visit alexandriava.gov/Historic.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact nicole.quinn@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.4554, or Virginia Relay 711.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/109885.



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