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D-Day Commemoration Events | News Release | City of Alexandria

United States Army Color Guard and Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps to Perform at Alexandria’s Fifth Annual D-Day Commemoration Ceremony.

The Alexandria-Caen Sister Cities Committee remembers the sacrifice of American troops as well as celebrates its special connection with its Sister City of Caen, France with two events commemorating the 71st anniversary of the D-Day invasions of Normandy.

On Thursday, June 4th at 7pm at the Lyceum thecommittee will host a lecture titled “June 6, 1944: The Beginning of the End” with the Senior Historian to the Secretary of Defense, LTC (R) Tom Christianson. We look forward to learning more about the facts and realities of the D-Day invasion, with a wine and dessert reception to follow. RSVP at ddaylecture2015.eventbrite.com.

Alexandria’s fifth annual D-Day Commemoration event will take place on Market Square in Old Town Alexandria on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 from 2:30pm-5pm. Beginning with music and swing dancing with the Alexandria Citizens Band Swing Band at 2:30pm, a formal remembrance ceremony will begin at 3:30pm with the U.S. Army Color Guard and a 12-man Old Guard Fife and DrumCorps performance. Visitors will also be able to meet and learn from WWII re-enactors and participate in a children’s scavenger hunt. Children are encouraged to attend and all activities are free! A full schedule of activities is available on the Alexandria-Caen Sister Cities website at www.alexandriacaen.wordpress.com.

The Alexandria-Caen Sister Cities Committee thanks USAA for its generous support of our annual D-Day Commemoration event.

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