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Contact: Ahna Wilson, 717-338-4411A small encampment of WWII living historians portraying units that landed on the Normandy Beaches on D-Day will be set up at the Eisenhower National Historic Site June 3, from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Visitors are welcome to stroll through the camp and talk informally with the living historians.
Eisenhower and the American soldiers who landed on Omaha and Utah Beaches will be remembered in a special program by park rangers titled, "Eisenhower and the Men of D-Day." Visitors will have an opportunity to learn about the D-Day invasion and Eisenhower's relationship with the troops through a hands-on experience with equipment and uniforms. The program will be presented at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., and 2:15 p.m. It will also be presented twice daily during the summer season, mid-June through mid-August.
Visitors must access Eisenhower National Historic Site via shuttle bus from the Gettysburg National Military Park. Adults $9, children $5 (ages 6-12). Free for children under age 5. Adult groups with 16 or more persons, $7 each. Tickets may be purchased in advance online.
Later that day, at 5:00 p.m., Licensed Battlefield Guide Ralph Siegel will present a free guided walk of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, focusing on its more than 400 World War II burials. The interments include men who fell at Pearl Harbor and on D-Day. Visitors should park in the National Cemetery parking lot on Taneytown Road. The tour begins inside the Taneytown Road cemetery gate.
For more information, contact Eisenhower National Historic Site at (717) 338-9114 or visit the website at www.nps.gov/eise
Eisenhower National Historic Site preserves and interprets the home and the farm as a fitting and enduring tribute to the life, work, and times of General Dwight David Eisenhower and to the events of far reaching importance which occurred on the property. Learn more at www.nps.gov/eise