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D-Day 70th anniversary at Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery June 7-8

D-Day 70th anniversary honored at Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery June 7-8
D-Day 70th anniversary honored at Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery June 7-8
Dwight D. Eisenhower by Thomas Edgar Stephens, 1947. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Ailsa Mellon Bruce

The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery honors the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy that marked the beginning of the end of World War Two, on June 7 and 8, with various programs including a film introduced by Susan Eisenhower, former chairman and president of the Eisenhower Institute.

The largest amphibious military operation in history, June 6, 1944, will be commemorated at the museum by:

  • Reel Portraits: "Ike: Countdown to D-Day"

Saturday, June 7, 2 P.M.

Tom Selleck portrays General Dwight D. Eisenhower in "Ike: Countdown to D-Day", a film depicting the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force's decision to launch the invasion of Normandy.

Susan Eisenhower will introduce the film and answer questions. She is President of the Eisenhower Group, Inc., that provides strategic counsel on political, business and public affairs projects. She also serves as Chairman of the Eisenhower Institute's Leadership and Public Policy Programs.

  • Portrait Story Days: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Saturday June 7, 1 to 4 P.M.
Sunday, June 8, 2 to 5 P.M.

Youngsters and their families can listen to a story about Dwight D. Eisenhower and create art inspired by his portraits now on view at the National Portrait Gallery.

And visit President Eisenhower, our 34th President, in "America's Presidents" on the second floor.

For more info: National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C., 202-633-1000. Free admission.