80th Anniversary of D-Day (photo by US Military)

An air show, 1940s era concert, a military flyover, World War II veterans, and more are all part of the 80th Anniversary of D-Day Ceremony at The War Memorial.

80 years ago, the tide was turned as Operation Overlord began – with the invasion of D-Day in Normandy to reclaim France from the German forces.

This evening will feature remarks from U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Michael LalorThis evening will also feature a USO-inspired concert from the Rhythm Society Orchestra on the lakefront lawn and a live air show over Lake St. Clair! The air show includes aircraft from the Tuskegee Airmen National Museum – the North American T-6 Texan, Vultee BT-13 Valiant, and the Boeing Stearman.

80th Anniversary of D-Day feat. Detroit’s Rhythm Society Orchestra (Thurs. June 06, 2024) War Memorial, Grosse Pointe Farms (photo by War Memorial)

Guests are encouraged to arrive early to explore the wonders in the CAF Rise Above traveling exhibit. The exhibit will be open from 12 – 7 pm.

Food trucks will be available on-site. Guests are welcome to bring their own picnic and chairs, but by Michigan law, no outside alcoholic beverages may be brought onto campus.

What:          80th Anniversary of D-Day

When:         Thursday, June 06, 2024

Where:        War Memorial (32 Lake Shore Dr. Grosse Pointe Farms, MI)

Time:          5:00 p.m. opens/ 6:00 p.m. ceremony begins on back lawn

Cost:           Free (but you must register)

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