70th Anniversary Commemoration

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)
6 to 9 PM – Banquet

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, anne.janeski@sheratonpentagoncity.com
Reservation Group Name: Operation Dragoon
Point of Contact: Monika Stoy, President
Outpost Europe, Society of the 3rd Infantry Division
monika@6tharmygroup.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)




2 thoughts on “70th Anniversary Commemoration

  1. My dad fought there with the 517th PIRCT. He wrote a letter home talking about the 442nd RCT, how the Japanese soldiers were the finest and most generous soldiers in the US Army. His buddy, Sam Emmons, was still alive a couple of years ago near Baltimore.

  2. Pingback: Veterans announced for 6th Army Group | We're not lost, Sergeant, We're in ... France

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