WWII in Miniature: Father’s Day Event

Here at the Memorial, we’re always looking for ways to engage our guests in new ways and to help make history come to life.  Personally, I learn and appreciate history best when I’ve “experienced” aspects of the era through creative presentations.  So, this weekend we’re giving you the opportunity to participate in such an event. 

This weekend, the National D-Day Memorial’s annual “WWII in Miniature” exhibit returns for one day only, Saturday, June 16th from 10AM-4PM – just in time for Father’s Day. This event is a perfect outing for WWII history buffs as it features dozens of World War II model planes, tanks, ships, jeeps, trains, historic figures, and more, all sponsored by the Roanoke Valley International Plastic Modelers Society. The historic models and battle scenes that will be on display are intricately designed and provide a broad perspective on the military during World War II. 

During the event, the public is also invited to vote for their favorite display. People’s choice and best-in-show awards will be presented at the end of the day.  This means that we’re counting on your input to determine the best displays of the day.

Not a dad?  Don’t worry!  The event is not only for dads; it’s fun and educational for the whole family.  Specifically the Memorial will provide children’s activities from 10am to 2pm so our younger visitors can experience WWII history on their terms.  Additionally, in honor of Flag Day (which is June 14th), the Memorial will have Flag Day trivia and games for children and adults with special prizes for winners.  Regular admission fees apply. Please visit www.www.dday.org for more information, or call (540) 586-DDAY.
We hope you come and enjoy!

P.S. Don’t forget to stop by the Memorial’s gift store and pick up unique Father’s Day gifts including books, pins, shirts, videos, music, D-Day souvenirs, art, and more.  The store also has a selection of Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Marine items for the veteran in your family. 

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