Price of Freedom Museum observes D-Day 75th anniversary
Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 6, 2019
Saturday June 8 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. On June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history. More than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of war in Europe.
CHINA GROVE — The Price of Freedom Museum, 2420 Weaver Road, will host its annual D-Day remembrance event on Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There will be a military ceremony at 10 a.m., with the National Anthem.
There will be live music by the NC Bluegrass Association, plus military vehicles on display, along with military weapons and memorabilia, honoring all veterans. All branches are represented. All museum displays will be open, including the Do you Remember? Room” and the WWII era three-room house.
The mission of the the Price of Freedom Museum is to honor all veterans of American wars. This is a joint event by the Museum and the Piedmont Military Vehicle Preservation Association.
Everything is free except the food and drink concessions.
Located at the intersection of Weaver and Patterson Roads. 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.us