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June 6 D-Day Events at NMUSAF

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day with one day full of events, as well as a temporary augmented reality (AR) exhibit (see NMUSAF website).

The event on Thursday, June 6 2019 will include a flyover, wreath laying, living history re-enactors, WWII-era vehicles, collection displays and D-Day films.


June 6 Schedule:

9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.            Commemoration Activities

10:00 a.m.                         Wreath Laying Ceremony with WWII military vehicles                                           and C-47 flyover Location: Memorial Park

12:00 p.m.         “D-Day: Normandy 1944” movie ($) Location: Air Force Museum Theatre

12:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.            Re-enactors representing the                                             101st Airborne Division   Location: WWII Gallery

4:00 p.m.   “D-Day: Normandy 1944” movie ($) Location: Air Force Museum Theatre

6:30 p.m.   Living History Series movie ($)                                              sneak peek of "Sunken Roads:                                              Seventy Years after D-Day"                                             Guest speakers: WWII D-Day veterans  Location: Air Force Museum Theatre

(schedule of events is subject to change)


For more details and information see the NMUSAF website at https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Events/D-Day-75th-Anniversary/


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Location

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park 

16 S. Williams St., Dayton, OH 45402

Visitor Center:

For details and seasonal date schedules see https://www.nps.gov/daav/planyourvisit/hours.htm

or please call (937) 225-7705 for the current park schedule.

Parking:

From W. Third St., turn south on Williams St and then turn left on Fourth St. Go 1/2 block and turn left into the Visitor Center parking area.

CLICK HERE for a parking map.

See the Visitor Center page for details on hours.

Travel Note - Third St. Bridge closure:

The Third Street Bridge will be CLOSED beginning Jan. 1, 2020 until approximately Oct. 2021. Visitors can use the Fifth St. Bridge or the Salem Ave. Bridge as detours from downtown Dayton. A file with more detailed instructions for visitors traveling from the north or south via I-75, or from the east and west via US35 can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.

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