On June 6, 1944 the liberation of western Europe got underway along the Normandy coast of France. D-Day, also known as Operation Overlord, was the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany. In 2019, we recognize this momentous time in history, both in France and here in the United States. The 75th anniversary of the Allied landings along the Normandy coast involved 150,000 Allied troops, many of them American. 2019 will mark the final time many of these heroes of D-Day will be able to return to the shores of France to remember their efforts and those they left behind still buried in cemeteries all across France and Europe.
Here in the United States, the anniversary of D-Day will be marked by ceremonies and events across the country. In Washington, DC a very special event will be held at the French Embassy on May 7th ahead of the June anniversary events in France. We invite you to join us and support the efforts of the non-profit World War II Foundation to preserve the personal stories of the WWII generation.
Join Master of Ceremonies Martha MacCallum of FOX News and our official host for the evening, actor David McCallum (Man From U.N.C.L.E., NCIS and the classic World War II film The Great Escape), as we join with friends, veterans and the military to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the beautiful French Embassy in Washington, DC. All proceeds benefit the World War II Foundation’s mission.
The evening includes wonderful food, drink, WWII entertainment, a special preview of the WWII Foundation’s 75th anniversary of D-Day film (narrated by David McCallum) and a Q & A to follow with some amazing participants from the documentary, including Bud Rudder, son of Lt. Col. James Earl Rudder who led the 2nd Ranger Battalion at Pointe-du-Hoc on D-Day. Then 14-year-old Bud accompanied his father back to Normandy on a special trip 10 years after D-Day.
David McCallum, Host
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French Embassy, Washington, DC