70th Anniversary: Deadline Extension for Operation Thank You

Help the National D-Day Memorial make the 70th Anniversary of D-Day special to the service men and women who were involved in the invasion by saying “THANK YOU” in a creative way!  The Operation THANK YOU contest offers students in grades K-12 a way to get involved in the anniversary of the Normandy landings during World War II.  The entries have to be visual in nature – collages, photos, and similar media – and the winning entry will be featured in the 70th D-Day Anniversary commemoration program this June 6th. 
Numerous entries have been received, mostly from schools in North Carolina.  The National D-Day Memorial wants to see what the rest of the country can do, so they are extending the deadline to April 1, 2014.  “The entries we have so far this year have been very creative, and we can’t wait to see what else we get before the deadline.  This is a wonderful, unique way to say our thanks to the men and women of the greatest generation” says Memorial Education Coordinator Felicia Lowrance.  So far, students have spelled THANK YOU out with their bodies and have drawn original pieces of art showing what freedom and liberty means to them. 
Operation “THANK YOU” was launched by the National D-Day Memorial in October 2013 in preparation for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2014.  Get creative and say THANK YOU to veterans who will travel to the National D-Day Memorial from across the country to be part of the 70th Anniversary Commemoration.  Entries must be received by April 1stto be eligible. 
Full details about Operation THANK YOU, including contest rules, are available at the National D-Day Memorial’s website under “70th Anniversary” at www.www.dday.org or by calling (800) 351-DDAY.
Until next time, 
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