From St. Tropez to Colmar: Operation Dragoon to the Battle of the Colmar Pocket – the US 6th Army Group and 7th Army in France
15 August 1944 to 9 February 1945
Hosted by Outpost Europe, Society of the 3rd Infantry Division, the Army Historical Foundation, and the Embassy of France
|When:||30 July to 3 August 2014 (Wednesday-Sunday)|
|Where:||Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
900 South Orme Street
Arlington, VA 22204
Who: Please join us in honoring the veterans of the 6th Army Group; 1st French Army; 7th Army; 6th Corps; 3rd, 36th, and 45th Infantry Divisions; 1st Allied Airborne Task Force – 517th PIRCT (including AT CO/442nd IN), 509th PIB, 4463rd PFAB, 550th AIB, 551st PIB, and the 2nd IPB (UK); and 1st SSF in Southern France; the supporting US Army Air Corps; US Navy, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine; the OSS; and from the participant allied nations of France, Poland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Greece, and Canada; the 21st Corps, 28th ID, 75th ID, and 12th AD which joined the 3rd ID and 36th ID in the Battle of the Colmar Pocket, family members, friends, and anyone interested in WWII history.
|Wednesday, 30 July:||1 to 3 PM – registration; 7 to 9 PM – Historical seminar I|
|Thursday, 31 July:||9 AM to 5 PM – Historical seminar II and veterans’ remembrances
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM – Reception at French Embassy
|Friday, 1 August:||8 to 12 AM – ceremony in Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, including wreath-laying at Tomb of the Unknowns and the 3rd Infantry Division monument and respects at the Audie Murphy gravesite
12:30 to 2:30 PM – Luncheon at Fort Myer Officers Club
7 to 9 PM – Historical seminar III and veterans’ remembrances
|Saturday, 2 August:||Bus trip to SS John W. Brown Liberty Ship and Fort McHenry in Baltimore
5 PM: Cocktail Hour (no host)
|Sunday, 3 August:||Departures and Farewells|
|Why:||To honor the veterans of the Operation Dragoon and the campaigns in Southern France, the Vosges, and in Alsace, to preserve history, educate the public, and pass on the torch of their proud legacy.|
|Room Reservations:||Price – $92 per night, one day prior to event and one day after.
Reservations: call Anne Janeski at 703-271-6670, firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservation Group Name: Operation Dragoon
|Point of Contact:||Monika Stoy, President
Outpost Europe, Society of the 3rd Infantry Division
email@example.com, PH: 703 912 4218
6531 Milva Lane, Springfield, VA. 22150 USA
RSVP by 10 July 2014
|Registration:||Event registration – $30. Luncheon – $40. Banquet – $40.
(Free for WWII veterans of the campaign in Southern France and in Alsace)
70TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION!
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC