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75th Anniversary of D-Day Exhibit


  • National Museum of American History, Behring Center, 3 East Gateway 1300 Constitution Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20560 United States (map)

Exhibit: June 6 through Dec 31, 2019, daily, 10am-5:30pm

To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the museum will display objects from our World War II collections in the 3 East Gateway. Featured objects include a rare and authentic marble grave marker of the type used in the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France; one of two existing grappling hooks use by Army Rangers at Point du Hoc in Normandy; identification tags; photographs; a canteen; and spent .50-caliber machine gun casings recovered from Utah Beach. The display documents the tremendous human cost of D-Day and tells the story of this first invasion of the Battle of Normandy which ultimately liberated Western Europe from Nazi control.