June 7, 20148:00 AM4:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Casper, Wyoming, United States
Casper, WY United States
Contact:
Phone
3074721857
Email:
douglas.cubbison@wyo.gov

Additional Information

June 6, 1944 was the longest day of World War II. On this date, Operation Overlord, the long-delayed and anticipated invasion of Continental Europe, began. The invasion actually commenced the night before, when the U.S. 82nd Airborne and 101s Airborne divisions, and British 1st Airborne Division, were dropped onto the Normandy peninsula to sew confusion in the German command and secure the approaches to the beaches. The morning of June 6th, American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches – Germany would surrender eleven months later, following a grueling ground and air campaign. It was the beginning of the end of the Third Reich. June 6, 2014 is the 70th anniversary of what General Dwight Eisenhower called “The Great Crusade.”

To commemorate this momentous event, the Wyoming Veterans Museum will open a D-Day commemorative spotlight exhibit on June 6, 2014. This exhibit will remain on display through June-September.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014.

9:00 a.m. Museum opens, all visitors receive door prize tickets for reproduction D-Day Cricket
9:00 a.m. - Special Viewing in Museum Multi-Purpose Room of TV Series, “Band of Brothers” Episodes “Day of Days” and “Carentan” with popcorn
11:00 a.m. - Lecture, WWII Veteran
12:00 p.m. - Special Viewing in Museum of Movie, “The Longest Day” with popcorn
3:00 p.m. - Special Viewing in Museum of Movie, “Saving Private Ryan” with popcorn
5:00 p.m. – Door prize award of Reproduction Cricket (need not be present to win) and museum closes.