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Somers' Lasdon Park To Remember D-Day With Special Event

Photo Credit: Courtesy Lasdon Park Facebook Page

SOMERS, N.Y. -- Somers' Lasdon Park will host a military vehicle show and a special D-Day exhibit as part of a special event on Saturday, May 31.

The event, which begins at noon, marks the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944, during World War II. The event will feature a military vehicle show, a special D-Day exhibit, big band music and dancing, food from the field kitchen and military memorabilia at the Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans’ Memorial, in Somers.

An array of military vehicles, ranging from World War II Jeeps to modern command trucks, will be on display throughout the day, along with military enthusiasts wearing period uniforms, according to a release.

The Westchester Veterans Museum will inaugurate its D-Day exhibit, featuring an extensive collection of photographs, colorful maps, models and other displays. The Gerard Carelli orchestra's music of the 1940s will headline the musical acts.

"Guests are encouraged to attend dressed in period clothing and dance to their hearts’ content," representatives said. "Visitors can also enjoy delicious food and drink that will be sold in the authentic mess tent and field kitchen or visit the Officers’ Mess."

The cost of the event is $20 per vehicle. Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans’ Memorial is a Westchester County Park that is located on Route 35 in Katonah. For more information, residents can go to the Lasdon Park website or call 914-864-7268.

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