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STUART, FL -- On this day in 1944, a key moment in World War Two took place. It is the 65th anniversary of the Normandy invasion that broke the Nazi grip on Europe.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower gave the go-ahead for the largest amphibious military operation in history. Before the day was over, 155-thousand allied troops were in Normandy. More than 12,000 Allied soldiers died in the invasion, including more than 6,500 Americans.
Schedule of Saturday events to honor WWII Veterans:
10 a.m.: Road to Victory Military Museum doors and grounds at 319 Stypmann Blvd., southside of Memorial Park, open at this free event.
11 a.m.: World War II veteran Gen. Albin Irzyk will be on hand for a meet-and-greet.
1 and 4 p.m.: Mock battle — United States and Allies try to take a French farmhouse, then push inland.
There will be weapons demonstrations, special showings of actual training films shown the troops during training.
7 to 7:30 p.m.: Movie “The Longest Day”
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