D-Day 75 Commemoration

A Five Star Commemoration

On June 6, 1944, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander during World War II, led the Allied Forces in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. Code-named Operation OVERLORD, this was the greatest invasion in human history that, less than a year later, led to the liberation of Europe from Adolf Hitler’s Nazi tyranny.

The Eisenhower Foundation, in partnership with the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in Abilene, Kansas, will mark the 75th anniversary of this historic event by hosting a week of events commemorating D-Day.

Launched by the Symphony at Sunset: D-Day Commemoration Concert on June 1, 2019, this week will honor Dwight D. Eisenhower and the soldiers who bravely served the U.S. during World War II. Stay tuned for more information!

If you would like to help make these events fitting for a five star general, click on the Donate Here button to the right.

Did you live through World War II - as a Veteran, Holocaust survivor, Rosie, or on the Home Front - and want to share about your experience? We are looking for living history volunteers to tell their stories in Abilene, Kansas, as part of our remembrance event on June 6. Please click here to contact us.

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  1. Schedule
  2. Honorary Committee
  3. Partners

June 1
Symphony at Sunset: D-Day Commemoration Concert

Opening performance by 1st Infantry Division Band, Fort Riley, Kansas
Headline performance by Salina Symphony
Pop-Up Museum
Military Re-Enactors


June 6
D-Day 75 Remembrance Ceremony


~More details will be added as plans are finalized~