Movie Showing in Honor & Remembrance of D-Day Veterans
In honor of the bravery and sacrifices made by our World War II veterans and their families during the Allied invasion of Normandy, the American Legion Post 111, located at 2587 Scoggins Road in Dallas, will be showing the movie “Saving Private Ryan” on Sunday, June 5th at 5:30 PM. Members of the community are invited to the Post for this event. Contact the American Legion at (770)445-2759 with any questions.
The Battle of Normandy, considered one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history began on “D-Day” or June 6, 1944. It was the day, during World War II, when approximately 160,000 American, British and Canadian troops landed on five beaches along a heavily fortified, fifty mile, costal area in the Normandy area of France. It has been estimated that more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were either killed or wounded during the D-Day invasion. However, their sacrifice allowed 100,000 soldiers to move across Europe and eventually defeat Adolf Hitler’s troops thus ending the war.