Program will recall D-Day

After 70 years of international police action, limited wars and pursuing terrorists, our nation will be recalling the heroic actions of its military personnel who were participants in perhaps the greatest engagement of our forces in World War II.

At 7:30 p.m. on June 5, the Randolph County Historical Society will present a program to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of France by the United States and its allies. The invasion, which occurred June 6, 1944, ultimately led to the defeat of the European Axis nations, thereby ending the war in Europe.

Randolph County historian Don Rice will lead the program. Recordings and comments by D-Day participants from our area will be featured, as well as remarks by other World War II veterans. Related newspapers and documents making reference to the invasion also will be displayed during the program.

The public is invited to attend this free program at the Darden House, 421 Davis Ave. in Elkins. For more information, call 304-637-7424 or see Randolph County Historical Society on Facebook.