71st Anniversary Commemoration

Operation Dragoon to the Battle of the Colmar Pocket – from St. Tropez to Colmar, the US 6th Army Group and 7th Army in France

15 August 1944 to 9 February 1945

Hosted by Outpost International, Society of the 3rd Infantry Division, the Army Historical Foundation, and the Embassy of France
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.
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.
When: 17-19 September 2015 (Thursday to Saturday)
Schedule:
Thursday, 17 Sept: 9 AM to 7 PM – Registration, Historical Seminars I, II
Friday, 18 Sept:
** Schedule change **

9 AM to 1:30 PM – Spirit of American show at George Mason University

** Schedule change **

2 PM to 6PM – Historical Seminar III

Saturday, 19 Sept: 8 to 12 AM – ceremony in Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, Wreath layings Tomb of the Unknowns, 3ID monument, Audie Murphy graveside
6 to 9 PM – Banquet
Where: Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
900 South Orme Street
Arlington, VA 22204
Room Reservations: Price – $95 per night, one day prior to event and one day after. Cutoff date is 24 August to receive the event rate. We have limited rooms available so make your reservations now.
Reservations: 1-800-325-3535 or call Jennifer Chan at 703 271 6635
email: jennifer.chan@sheratonpentagoncity.com
Reservation Group Name: Operation Dragoon
Point of Contact: Monika Stoy, President, Outpost International, Society of the 3rd Infantry Division
timmoni15@yahoo.com, PH: 703 912 4218
6531 Milva Lane, Springfield, VA. 22150 USA
Registration: Event registration – $35. Luncheon – $25. Banquet – $45. (Free for WWII veterans of the campaign in France)

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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