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Jun 5, 2013 11:58 AM by MELISSA CANONE

D-Day at The National WWII Museum

On June 6, 1944, more than 150,000 Allied troops set their sights on Normandy. On June 6, 2000, The National D-Day Museum (designated by Congress in 2003 as America's National WWII Museum) opened its doors. On Thursday, the Museum will mark both of these events with a day of commemoration and celebration.

These events are free and open to the public. For more information please visit

Thursday, June 6, 2013
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Recognition Ceremony
Featuring the Victory Belles, remarks by Normandy D-Day veteran, Tom Blakey, and the ringing of the Normandy Liberty Bell.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Meet the Author - Dr. Harold Baumgarten presents D-Day Survivor: An Autobiography
Dr. Harold Baumgarten, a multi-decorated survivor, gives his eyewitness account of the first wave

The National WWII Museum: Louisiana Memorial Pavilion 945 Magazine Street and Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans, La.



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