Patriots Point honors D-Day vets

  • Monday, June 2, 2014

Patriots Point will honor USS Laffey veterans June 6. PROVIDED

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum is hosting a not-to-be-missed symposium on June 6, commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day and USS Laffey veterans. The USS Laffey, docked at Patriots Point, is one of only two Naval warships left in existence that were at the Invasion of Normandy. Two of the Laffey’s veterans, who were there on that historic day in World War II history, will be in attendance. This symposium will include first-person accounts of the invasion that resulted in the destruction of Nazi Germany. Video and music will enhance the event on board the USS Yorktown.

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum is putting out an all-hands-on-deck call for any veterans involved in the events that took place on or around D-Day. Pilots, sailors, or even French citizens living in Normandy at the time are all invited to contact the museum and participate in this event, or are welcome to simply attend as honored guests. If you or a loved one was a part of this important day in our world history, please reach out to Alaina Cordes at acordes@patriotspoint.org or 843-881-5976.

This symposium will be located on the USS Yorktown in the Smokey Stover Theater on June 6, beginning at 7 p.m. A meet and greet with the Laffey veterans and other D-Day guests of honor will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Admission is free. For more information, visit www.patriotspoint.org/news_events.

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