Thursday, June 04 2009
Fourth 'Operation LST' D-Day re-enactment set for weekend
The fourth "Operation LST" D-Day re-enactment will be held this weekend in Evansville on the field near where the World War II-era ship is docked.
A ceremony is planned at 4:30 p.m. Saturday to honor shipyard workers and soldiers who served in the war.
Battles will be staged at 1 p.m. Saturday and again at 3 p.m. The Sunday re-enactment will take place at 1 p.m.
There is no admission charge.
Weather permitting, two restored World War II planes will stage a flyover before the first battle on Saturday.
"This year marks the 65th anniversary of the June 6, 1944, landing in Europe," said James Goodall, coordinator of the event.
"We expect to have around 100 re-enactors from as far away as New York City and Florida."
Military vehicles from the time period will be on display Saturday.