SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 - 6PM-10:30PM
Put on your dancing shoes and plan to jump, jive, and jitterbug at the National D-Day Memorial’s GI Jive! Join us at the historic Trivium Estate for a 1940s dance like no other. It’s the perfect night of food, fun, and fancy footwork and makes a great Valentine’s Day gift! Big band sounds from The Swingbeans featuring Karen Nichols and Scott Walter, a silent auction, live auction (given by Entrusted Auctions), photo booth, and a fabulous dinner catered by Charley’s – everything you need for a night of elegance and all benefitting the National D-Day Memorial. Joining us this year to serve as our very special guest MC is Melissa Gaona. Gaona has been a reporter/anchor at WDBJ7 (Roanoke’s CBS affiliate) for more than four years and has covered various D-Day Memorial events, including the 70th anniversary. Gaona is also a U.S. Army veteran.
Tickets for the GI Jive are $80 per person or $150 per couple. There is also the opportunity to send a veteran to the dance. Call (800) 351-DDAY to purchase tickets by phone or use the online ordering form below. Attire is black tie or period clothing. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the event will conclude at 10:30 p.m.
The live auction, which is new this year, will include the chance to win tickets to an exclusive event featuring Iwo Jima Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams, Walt Disney World passes, and a Smith Mountain Lake 50th Anniversary package.
The GI Jive serves as an important fundraiser for the Memorial and your support will help to further the National D-Day Memorial Foundation’s goals to expand educational programming related to WWII, D-Day research, and collections preservation.
Order your tickets here!