Columbia & Mt. Pleasant to hold D-Day commemoration events

Thursday we commemorate the 75 the anniversary of D-Day, one of the turning points of World War II.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Thursday we commemorate the 75th the anniversary of D-Day, one of the turning points of World War II.

On Saturday, you and your family can learn more about D-Day with an exhibit and event put on by the SC Military Museum in Columbia.

It is free to attend and starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. on the grounds and also right through these doors. Events include:

  • A remembrance ceremony
  • Meet and greet with South Carolina World War II Veterans
  • You can also experience World War II era Uniforms, firearms, reenactments and see vehicles.

If you miss the event on Saturday, the stationary displays will run until the end of September.

On Thursday, in Mt. Pleasant there will be a D-Day Ceremony. It will take place on the USS Yorktown at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.

It is also free and it begins at 10:30 in the morning. There will be D-Day Veterans there to do a meet and greet.

In addition to seeing the USS Laffey on display at the museum, which is 1 of only 3 D-Day allied warships that still exist, staff will unveil a restored US Flag that flew on the USS Laffey.

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