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Do you know a D-Day Veteran? If so, I'd like to invite them to Raleigh as my special guest.

June 6, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest coordinated amphibian landing in history and a significant turning point of World War II.

Seventy-five years later at the historic capitol building in a special legislative session, the North Carolina Senate will commemorate the 75th anniversary and honor D-Day veterans. We have planned a full day of events including the military band performances, Military Reenactors, presentations from French Consul, wreath-laying ceremony, and a flyover. The public is invited to view and interact with the events of the day. 

Please call my office for more details about my personal invitation.



9:30 AM     |     Military Band prelude. Military Reenactors, Military vehicles & equipment on Capitol grounds before and after ceremonies.

10:00 AM     |     Senate Session at Old Capitol - Lt. Gov. presiding (30-45 min.) D-Day Veterans in attendance will be honored during Session; The French Consul and French Consul General give presentations.

11:00 AM     |     House Session at the Old Capitol.

Noon      |      Military Band - National Anthems of U.S. and France; Officers, Diplomatic Representatives, and Color Guard proceed to WWII Monument where the names of the 39 North Carolinians killed on D-Day will be read; Officers and Diplomatic Representatives conduct wreath-laying ceremony at WWII Monument; Firing Party Three-volley salute; Bugle call of TAPS; Flyover; and Military Band - recessional.


If you are a WWII Veteran and would like to attend, we would be honored to recognize you! Please contact our office at (919) 733-5745 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ceremony planning is underway, but details will not be finalized until closer to the event.

Members of the media can cover this event as press must request press credentials from our office.