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D-Day at 75

Jun 6, 2019 - Jun 6, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Join the Heinz History Center, Veterans Breakfast Club, and The Furious Fourth WWII Living History Group for a day of commemoration, reenactment, historical perspective, and story-sharing from veterans of the invasion.

Beginning at noon at the History Center, reenactors from The Furious Fourth WWII Living History Group will march through downtown Pittsburgh as Pennsylvania service members killed on June 6, 1944. The group’s procession will conclude at 3 p.m. at the Southwestern PA WWII Memorial on Pittsburgh’s North Shore.

In the evening, at 7 p.m., History Center senior curator Leslie Przybylek will present a short program on the history of D-Day and Pittsburgh’s contributions to the WWII war effort, followed by a story-sharing program with veterans of the Normandy invasion. Todd DePastino of the Veterans Breakfast Club will moderate this panel of local D-Day veterans as they share about their experiences.

 

Admission to all D-Day at 75 programming is free and open to the public.

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