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Silent Wings Museum to commemorate 70th anniversary of D-Day

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The Silent Wings Museum in Lubbock, Texas will commemorate the seventieth anniversary of D-Day on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 with a free two-day event honoring the great sacrifice made by the Allied forces on the shores of Normandy, France during a critical moment in the War in Europe.

There will be opportunities to view the documentary D-Day Remembered, Greatest Generation's C-47, Southern Cross, Commemorative Air Force's C-60, Good Time Gal and military vehicles. There will be children's educational activities. The Lubbock Moonlight Musical's youth promotional ensemble, Moonlight Directions, will perform a classic WWII USO concert composed of famous wartime hits like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "I'll Be Seeing You."

The Snapshots of D-Day: Photographs of the Normandy Invasion exhibition will be on display during the D-Day event. The exhibition captures some of the most dramatic moments of the June 6, 1944 invasion. This special exhibition features 60 images of combat on the beaches and in the hedgerows of Normandy. Making use of US Army Signal Corps, US Coast Guard and US Navy photographs as well as photos taken by individuals, this exhibit includes well-known and never-before-published images.

The Silent Wings Museum is collaborating with the Science Spectrum in honor of the seventieth anniversary of D-Day. The Science Spectrum OMNI Theater will be showing D-Day: Normandy 1944 narrated by Tom Brokaw through July 15th. Bring your receipt of admission to D-Day Normandy 1944 for $2 off admission to the Silent Wings Museum.

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