The Peters Township Public Library and Memorial Park Post 764 VFW are partnering to host a 72nd D-Day Anniversary in Normandy Exhibit at the library on Monday, June 6 from 6:30-8:45 p.m. The exhibit will be in the Meeting Room on the first floor. All are invited to visit this unique display created in honor of the veterans who were there and their families.
The exhibit will include period uniforms and personal equipment of the armies involved including German, American, British, and Canadian soldiers. These items will be displayed on life-size mannequins for maximum authenticity. A WWII-era jeep and trailer will be located in the library parking lot for viewing during this event. The artifacts, photographs, documents, and memorabilia are from private and personal collections of area veterans and their families including members of the library’s World War II Discussion Group.
Working together to bring this exhibit to the Peters Township Public Library are George Dvorznak, the facilitator of the library’s World War II Discussion Group and members of the group, which meets at the library on the last Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
In anticipation of the D-Day anniversary, the library will offer free screenings of IKE: Countdown to D-Day on Thursday, May 19 at 1:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m. In this made-for-cable drama, Tom Selleck gives a powerful performance as General Dwight D. Eisenhower as Eisenhower negotiates and coordinates the most massive commitment of air, sea, and land troops the world had ever seen. The film is rated PG and runs 89 minutes. Register to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724.941.9430 press #1. Please specify the date you with to attend.
Myra R. Oleynik
Peters Township Public Library
724-941-9430 ext. 4485
Facilitator of the Peters Township Public Library WWII Discussion Group