To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the National Park Service will hold a special program about the Normandy landings Thursday at 11 a.m., in Hangar 2 at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.
According to event organizers, noted researcher and historian Dr. Daniel Haulman, the chief of organizational histories at the Air Force Historical Research Agency, will present “Before the D-Day Dawn” in partnership with Friends of the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Inc. The Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site is located at 1616 Chappie James Ave. in Tuskegee.
In addition, Aaron Carpenter of the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities at Auburn University will make a presentation on the Macon County Veterans History Project done in partnership with the Tuskegee Public School.
D-Day, the Allied invasion of continental Europe during World War II, occurred June 6, 1944. Codenamed “Operation Overlord,” the landings were the largest seaborne invasion in history and are considered a seminal moment in world history as they resulted in the defeat of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany.
The public is encouraged to attend the free program and learn more about a day that changed world history and about a project to honor local veterans.