Dover Air Force Base Plans D-Day Tribute

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The Dover Air Force Base (DAFB) is planning a tribute that will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

The infamous World War II battle tribute will take place on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Air Mobility Command Center.

Officials tell WGMD that it will be a significant event because the museum has close ties to D-Day, including artifacts from the second World War. The commemoration will include up to 200 soldiers who will parachute to the base and a C-47 Skytrain airplane that dropped two American airborne divisions into France.

That weekend will be very busy in the city of Dover, as the commemoration coincides with NASCAR’s annual spring stop at Dover International Speedway. DAFB officials say they were aware of the conflicting schedules but that they had no other choice of dates because of the schedules of some of the participants in that tribute.