Commemorating WWII’s Forgotten D-Day and Forgotten Campaign
The 6th Army Group in France, Germany, and Austria
Hosted by Outpost International, Society of the 3d Infantry Division
The 6th Army Group under General Jacob Devers fought from the beaches of Southern France, up the Rhone Valley, through the Vosges, cleared Alsace and the Colmar Pocket, broke through the West Wall, crossed the Rhine, overran southern Germany (including Nuernberg, Munich, and Berchtesgaden), and liberated significant portions of Austria (including Salzburg). The 6th Army Group included such illustrious commanders as LTG Alexander Patch, LTG Lucian Truscott, GEN Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, and MG Robert Frederick, and numerous 7th Army Medal of Honor recipients such as Audie L. Murphy, Charles P. Murray, Jr., Keith L. Ware, Robert Maxwell, Wilburn K. Ross, Stephen Gregg, Bernard Bell, and George Sakato.
When: 13-16 September 2017 (Wednesday to Saturday)
Where: Hilton Springfield, 6550 Loisdale Road, Springfield, Virginia, Room rate $114 per night incl. breakfast, Event name: 6th Army Group Historical Seminar, Reservations PH # 703 971 8900
Cut-off date: 25 August 2017
Who: Veterans of the 6th Army Group, family, friends, and anyone interested in history.
What: 13 Sept: 1500 – 1900 Registration
14 Sept: 0830 – 1730 Historical Seminars
15 Sept: 0830 – 1730 Historical Seminars
16 Sept: 0800 – 1200 Ceremony in Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, Wreath ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknowns, 3ID monument, Audie Murphy grave
1700 – 2000 Banquet
Why: To honor 6th Army Group veterans of the campaigns in France, Germany, and Austria and to preserve history, educate the public, and pass on the torch of their proud legacy.
Point of Contact: Monika Stoy, President, Outpost International, Society of the 3rd Infantry Division; email: firstname.lastname@example.org, PH: 703 912 4218
Seminar Fee – $30. Banquet – $40. (both fees waived for WWII veterans)
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC