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D-Day Plus 74
June 1 - June 3
The D-Day Plus 74 event is happening Friday and Saturday, June 1 – 2 aboard the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum! This community-wide commemoration of the sacrifices made by America’s heroes in World War II is sponsored by Rolling Thunder Michigan Chapter 4 veterans support group and USS LST 393 Veterans Museum, a ship that was at Omaha Beach on D-Day 74 years ago for the invasion of Normandy. All proceeds benefit the museum.
The day will include veteran and military displays, free tours of LST 393, an aerial display by historic aircraft, a Muskegon D-Day Pinup Contest, and much more! This event is free and open to the public. Call 231-740-5610 for more information.
Friday and Saturday Events:
Static Displays – vehicles, equipment and artifacts
Free Kids’ Zone Area – Sucker Tree, Scavenger Hunt, Duck Pond, National Guard Blow-Up Obstacle Course
Free LST 393 Ship Tours
Patrol Boat River Rides
Pancake Breakfast 8:00am – 11:00am (All-You-Can-Eat $5.50)
Honor Ride – 9:00am (Escorting the Michigan Vietnam Memorial Wall – FREE)
Opening Ceremony – 10:00am (Marine Corps League Detachment #703)
Rolling Thunder Presentation of Purple Heart Plaque
1940’s Pin-Up Contest 11:00am
Air Raid Muskegon (Hooligans Flight Team)
Closing Ceremony 6:00pm (American Legion Honor Guard Post 9)
NOTE: Be sure to catch the Friday Night Swing Dance from 7:00pm – 11:00pm featuring a cash bar, photo booth and raffles. Tickets are $10 or $15 a couple. Kids 12 and under get in free!