2014-03-05 / Local News

‘The Greatest Generation’ to be honored June 6

D-Day Anniversary Celebration planned for Carroll County
By Debbie Lowe Staff writer


Getting ready for D-Day… “You are about to embark upon a great crusade…good luck!” Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower addressing U.S. troops before the D-Day invasion, June 6, 1944 Getting ready for D-Day… “You are about to embark upon a great crusade…good luck!” Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower addressing U.S. troops before the D-Day invasion, June 6, 1944 June 6, 2014, is the 70th anniversary of D-Day – the day United States troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, during World War II. Local veterans from the Delphi American Legion, the Delphi Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the Camden American Legion, the Burlington American Legion, and Carroll County Veterans Officer Larry Leach, in conjunction with the Carroll County Comet, are planning a celebration to honor all veterans, with an emphasis on those who served in WWII, on Friday, June 6. Veterans in Carroll and surrounding counties, including those who served in the Pacific Arena during WWII, are welcome to attend.

The celebration will be held at the VFW on North Market St. in Delphi. It begins at noon with the posting of colors, bands and speakers in addition to a flyover by local pilots. WWII memorabilia will be available for viewing as well.

A troupe of WWII reenactors is expected to entertain the veterans while they dine on a complimentary meal of pulled pork, slaw, potato salad, drinks and desserts. Closing ceremonies will include a 21- gun salute. Legion and VFW members are holding a raffle to raise funds for the event. Tickets can be purchased from members of each post.

The Comet is gathering WWII photos, letters and names of veterans who could be interviewed for a special commemorative section in the June 4 edition of the newspaper. Contact Debbie Lowe at dlowe@carrollcountycomet.com or at (765) 564- 2222 with information about submissions and the names of local veterans.

In addition, portable display cases are needed by organizers. Contact Leach at (765) 564-2502 or Lowe to lend a case or to volunteer to help with the event.

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