USAHEC Announces D-Day 75th Anniversary theme for Army Heritage Days 2019

By Public Affairs Staff    26 April 2019

?The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center is excited to announce the theme of the 2019 Army Heritage Days, “Remembering D-Day,” commemorating the 75th anniversary of one of the most famous campaigns of WWII.

The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA is excited to announce this year’s theme for our 2019 Army Heritage Days program, “Remembering D-Day,” commemorating the 75th anniversary of one of the most famous campaigns of WWII.

The two day event will run both May 18th and 19th, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Army Heritage and Education Center.

USAHEC is highlighting the anniversary with two D-Day focused lectures, displays, WWII aircraft flyover, and special programs throughout the event, as well as an increase in equipment and reenactors on the Army Heritage Trail.

Army Heritage Days, will encompass the history of the Army and the development of the American Soldier from pre-French and Indian War to current operations.

New to Army Heritage Days this year will be a WWII aircraft flyover scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. See and hear the C-47 transport which dropped paratroopers and supplies on the French countryside and towed gliders into the sky above Normandy. Also featured will be the workhorse fighter of WWII, the P51 Mustang.

We will be bringing back old favorites such as the Veterans Meet and Greet, lectures by notable historians, the kid’s passport program, and informational programs by the reenactors on the Army Heritage Trail. As always, the event will also feature a used book sale in the Museum Store.

Event admission and parking are free and open to the public. USAHEC will release more information as the schedule is confirmed. For the most up to date information, please follow #CountdowntoAHD and the U.S. Army War College social media page or visit www.usahec.org. For further questions, please contact 717-245-3972.