By Olivia Anderson | [email protected]
The City of Alexandria is commemorating the 78th anniversary of D-Day with two events over the weekend. Held tonight at the Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum, the first event will offer a behind-the-scenes look at D-Day. Starting at 7 p.m. Dr. Kim Bernard Holien will present “Patton and Rommel: The Missing Generals of D-Day,” in which she describes why two important figures in D-Day were not present at Normandy.
Tickets can be purchased online at alexandriava.gov/ Shop. The in-person lecture costs $15 and the virtual lecture costs $10.
Then, on June 4, the city will hold a free commemorative event featuring World War II reenactors with displays, a 1940s jazz band, swing dancing, the U.S. Army Fife and Drum Corps, a French market and a ceremony featuring special guests and city leaders.
For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/Historic.