75th Anniversary of D-Day

June 6, 2019 – December 31, 2021

 Letter to troops, June 6, 1944

National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

3rd Floor, East Gateway

See on Map Floor Plan

To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the museum displays objects from our World War II collections. Featured objects include a rare and authentic marble grave marker of the type used in the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France; one of two existing grappling hooks use by Army Rangers at Point du Hoc in Normandy; identification tags; photographs; a canteen; and spent .50-caliber machine gun casings recovered from Utah Beach. The display documents the tremendous human cost of D-Day and tells the story of this first invasion of the Battle of Normandy which ultimately liberated Western Europe from Nazi control.