Alexandria is commemorating the anniversary of D-Day next month with swing music, reenactors and more.
The annual event is organized by the city’s Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee which promotes cultural exchanges between — as the name might suggest — Alexandria and Caen, France.
The commemorative event is scheduled for Sunday, June 4, at Market Square (300 King Street) from 2-4 p.m.
“The city of Caen, in western Normandy, was the center of some of the heaviest fighting after the Allies landed on the nearby beaches that marked the beginning of the end of World War II, 79 years ago,” the city said in a release.
The commemoration is an annual event and will feature live music.
“The program includes period swing music and exhibition dancers, static displays and reenactors, performances by the U.S, Army Fife and Drum Corps and the Alexandria Citizens Band, and a short formal ceremony with the mayor and city officials,” the release said.
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