2019 D-Day Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please join us for two events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day:

D-DAY ANNIVERSARY FETE (First of our 2 D-Day Events)

Commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day as the City of Alexandria celebrates American and French cultures and U.S. military history, in partnership with the Alexandria-Caen Sister Cities Committee. This year’s event will be held at the new Waterfront Park and features a commemoration ceremony with special guests. The program will also include WWII reenactors, a paint-and-sip station from Wine and Design (ticket required), children’s activities and free prizes, history booths, a French market and wine garden, live 1940s swing music and dancers as well as a fife and drum corps. Children are encouraged to attend, and admission is free.

Saturday, June 1st

11:00am-4:00pm (specific times listed below)

Old Town Alexandria’s new Waterfront Park at the base of King Street (1 King Street)

 

Media Contact and Public Inquiries: AlexandriaCaenSisterCities@gmail.com

See our flyer here: https://alexandriacaen.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/d-day-detailed-flyer.png

 

E N T E R T A I N M E N T

11:00am-1:00pm

BLUE JAZZ BAND
Christiana Drapkin, Wayne Wilentz, Herb
Nachmann, Halley Shoenberg

GOTTASWING DANCERS

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT REENACTMENT
Kate Campbell Stevenson

 

OFFICIAL COMMEMORATION CEREMONY

1:00pm-2:00pm

Town Crier Ben Fiore-Walker
Jennie Reading, Alexandria-Caen Sister City
Committee Chair
Kerem Bilge, Master of Ceremonies
Presentation of Colors by the U.S. Army Color Guard
Pledge of Allegiance
U.S. and French National Anthems
VOICES OF D-DAY
Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson
Caen Deputy Mayor Catherine Pradal-Chazarenc
State Senator Adam Ebbin
Councilman Mohamed E. “Mo” Seifeldein
Councilman Canek Aguirre
Lincoln Harner, 987th Field Artillery Battalion,
U.S. Army (Gold Beach)
Henry Stawicki, 341st Engineer Regiment,
U.S. Army (Utah Beach)
Taps (U.S. Army Bugler) and Moment of Silence

2:30pm: Alexandria Pipes and Drums
3:00pm: Fire Boat Demonstration

 

A C T I V I T I E S  &  E X H I B I T S: 11:00am-4:00pm

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

WINE & DESIGN
Painting Lessons at 11:30AM, 1PM, 2:30PM
(Time Ticket Required)

FRENCH MARKET

Society Fair, Hooray for Books, Bonjour Books, Capital City Candle Company

WINE GARDEN

The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lecture (Second of our 2 D-Day Events)

D-DAY AT 75: Looking Back and Looking Forward

The Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee presents a distinguished panel to discuss the significance of D-Day. We will remember the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings and consider the impact of this turning point in world history, then and now. Stay for a wine and dessert reception afterwards.

Thursday, June 6th
7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Lyceum
201 S. Washington St.
$10 per person
Wine and dessert reception
Tickets available onsite or online at https://shop.alexandriava.gov
See flyer here: 2019 D-Day Lecture Flyer