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Witness History On Evansville’s Riverfront This Saturday Afternoon In D-Day Reenactment

D-Day Remembered
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It is hard to believe that it has been 70 years since the D-Day invasion on the Normandy shoreline in France by U.S.troops to storm the Nazis, a defining moment in WWII. The scene was depicted so chillingly and dramatically  in the epic motion picture, Saving Private Ryan. This Saturday afternoon at 12:30, the historic invasion will be reenacted on the banks of the Ohio River at Dress Plaza thanks to the Freedom Heritage Museum.

The USS LST-325 will be positioned in the water just off Dress Plaza. A ramp will drop and a group of American GI reenactors will storm the shoreline, just as they did 70 years ago. There will even be two P-47 aircraft in the air providing troop support, both of which were built right here in Evansville and are two of only six P-47s still flying today.

This will be an amazing opportunity to witness one of the most dramatic and important events in our military’s history. This will also be a great opportunity to educate our children and grandchildren. A $5 Shriner Fest button will be required for entry.

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