D-Day 6 June 1944 - The Longest Walk Remembering WWII: America at War, 1944Thursday June 6, 2019
7:00 PM until 8:15 PM
In Honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
D-Day, June 6, 1944 - The Longest Walk Remembering WWII: America at War, 1944 Presented by Paul Zigo
Relive the amazing story of the 116th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army’s 29th Infantry Division from D-Day June 6, 1944 to the capture of St. Lo, France, 40 agonizing days later – “The Longest Walk.” The regiment lost one-third of its 3,200 men on Omaha Beach, including more than 350 dead. View photos of the actual invasion, what happened during the course of battle, and color photos of the battlefield today. We will salute the contribution of the Regiment to the Allied victory ultimately achieved on May 8, 1945.
Paul Zigo is the director of the World War II Era Studies Institute, which is dedicated to furthering knowledge about the WWII era and the war's impact on history. He was an Associate Professor of History, Brookdale; a former Director, Center for World War II Studies and a founding member of the National Museum of the US Army.
On June 6, 1944, thousands of soldiers from all over the world arrived in Normandy to defeat Nazism and re-establish freedom. The Monmouth County Library will be commemorating this historic day with a series of events, culminating on June 6, 2019, D-Day's 75th Anniversary.
Admission is free.
This series of programs is co-sponsored by Gary Matoren in memory of his father, Froim Matoren, who served in the US Army during World War II.
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