The National WWII Museum Commemorates the 78th Anniversary of D-Day

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The National WWII Museum will mark the 78th anniversary of D-Day and 22nd birthday of the Museum on Monday, June 6, 2022, highlighted by the on-campus Dr. Hal Baumgarten D-Day Commemoration Ceremony in US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center. The event will be in-person and available for viewing online and is sponsored by the Museum and the Baumgarten family.  

There will be scarf giveaways for veterans visiting the Museum during the morning courtesy of our Knit Your Bit initiative, with over 10,000 knitters and crocheters participating throughout all 50 states. 

The D-Day commemorative programming will conclude with a special lecture with editor Emma Soames, granddaughter of Winston Churchill. Join her as she details the private diaries of her mother, Mary, Winston’s youngest daughter.

WHEN:                  Monday, June 6, 2022

                                9:00 a.m.              Knit Your Bit

                              Distribution in US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

                                Scarf distribution ends at 3:00 p.m. 

                              11:00 a.m.            Dr. Hal Baumgarten D-Day Commemoration Ceremony 

                              In-person in US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center and virtual

                             Enjoy complimentary cupcake in honor of the Museum’s 22nd anniversary after the ceremony. Cupcakes available while supplies last. 

Special Program:

5:00 p.m.              The Orlin Russell Corey Memorial Lecture—Mary Churchill’s War: The Wartime Diaries of Churchill’s Youngest Daughter

In-person in the US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center and virtual

Join Editor Emma Soames, Winston Churchill’s granddaughter, and Stephanie Hinnershitz, Senior Historian at the Museum’s Jenny Craig Institute for the Study of War and Democracy, for a conversation on a unique and evocative portrait of World War II—and a charming coming-of-age story—from the private diaries of Winston Churchill’s youngest daughter, Mary.

WHERE:                The National WWII Museum

                              US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

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