Thursday marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and several organizations around Los Angeles will hold ceremonies in honor of the day.
Below are the ceremonies that will happen throughout the day:
- The Museum of Tolerance will commemorate the day with a program featuring remarks by a Holocaust survivor and Battle of Normandy veteran. The event is set to begin at 11 a.m. and it requires RSVP.
- The National Medal of Honor Museum is commemorating the anniversary with a bell tolling at noon, where organizations across the country will toll their bells 13 times to honor the 13 American men who earned the Medal of Honor for their heroic acts. The St. Monica Catholic Community Church will join these activities.
- The Los Angeles County Military and Veterans Affair, the Consulate General of France, the Los Angeles National Cemetery and the American Legion will hold a special program with a dedication ceremony, and a historical exhibit and a screening of "The Longest Day." Local World War ll veterans who served on D-Day will be awarded with the French Legion of Honor Medal. The event will take place at 1 p.m. at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall.
- Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn will commemorate the invasion by lighting the torch at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
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