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70th Anniversary Commemoration of Operation Dragoon
July 30, 2014 @ 8:00 am - August 3, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
The Society of the 3rd Infantry Division, supported by the Army Historical Foundation, and working with the French Embassy, will host a 70th anniversary commemoration of Operation Dragoon and the subsequent campaign of the 6th Army Group and supporting Air Force and Navy forces to clear southern France. The event will be a seried of historical seminars at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel between 30 July and 3 August 2014 and a commemorative ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery the morning of 1 August.
When: 30 July to 3 August 2014 (Wednesday-Sunday)
Where: Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, VA 22204
Who: Please join us in honoring the veterans of the 6th Army Group; 1st French Army; 7th Army; 6th Corps; 3rd, 36th, and 45th Infantry Divisions; 1st Allied Airborne Task Force – 517th PIRCT (including AT CO/442nd IN), 509th PIB, 4463rd PFAB, 550th AIB, 551st PIB, and the 2nd IPB (UK); and 1st SSF in Southern France; the supporting US Army Air Corps; US Navy, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine; the OSS; and from the participant allied nations of France, Poland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Greece, and Canada; the 21st Corps, 28th ID, 75th ID, and 12th AD which joined the 3rd ID and 36th ID in the Battle of the Colmar Pocket, family members, friends, and anyone interested in WWII history.
30 July: 1 to 3 PM – registration; 7 to 9 PM – Historical seminar I
31 July: 9 AM to 5 PM – Historical seminar II and veterans’ remembrances
1 August: 8 to 12 AM – ceremony in Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery
12:30 to 2:30 PM – Luncheon at Fort Myer Officers Club
7 to 9 PM – Historical seminar III and veterans’ remembrances
2 August: 9 AM to 12 AM – Historical seminar IV and veterans’ remembrances
5 to 9 PM – Banquet
3 August: 8:30 to 11 AM –Historical display
Why: To honor the veterans of the Operation Dragoon and the campaigns in Southern France, the Vosges, and in Alsace, to preserve history, educate the public, and pass on the torch of their proud legacy.
Room Reservations: Price – $92 per night, one day prior to event and one day after.
Reservation Group Name: Operation Dragoon
Cut off date for reservations: Friday, 25 July 2014
Point of Contact:
Monika Stoy, President, Outpost Europe, Society of the 3rd Infantry Division
PH: 703 912 4218
6531 Milva Lane, Springfield, VA. 22150 USA
RSVP by 10 July 2014
Event registration – $30. Luncheon – $40. Banquet – $40. (Free for WWII veterans of the campaign in Southern France and in Alsace)