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Alexandria to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Mayor calls on citizens to reflect on June 1944 Normandy landings

U.S. troops on June 6, 1944 (Courtesy photo)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – On May 28, Mayor Justin M. Wilson will proclaim that the City will recognize the June 6, 1944 invasion of Normandy, France by Allied troops. The invasion of the Nazi-occupied region effectively ended World War II. Popularly known as D-Day, it is the largest invasion by water in military history. Lasting until July of that year, it involved over 156,000 troops from the U.S., Britain, and Canada.

Alexandria’s sister city, Caen, is located in Normandy.

The Allied victory led to the end of Nazi Germany and the liberation of western Europe. It also forged a bond between the U.S. and western Europe, and gave new meaning to freedom and democracy.

Mayor Wilson asked that Alexandria citizens not only reflect on and remember the Normandy landings, but also requested participation in public commemorations of the event to last through next month.

Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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