Science Center hosts Veterans Appreciation Day on June 6


Last updated 6/1/2015 at 7:10pm

On June 6, the 71st anniversary of D-Day, U.S. military veterans are invited to Veterans Appreciation Day, a movie screening and reception at Carnegie Science Center.

Veterans are invited to see the movie D-Day: Normandy 1944 at the Science Center’s Rangos Omnimax Theater. The movie will begin at 9 a.m. Following the film, guests are invited to join together for a reception and informal conversation with fellow veterans.

Each veteran may bring one guest. Military IDs required. The event is free, but pre-registration is required by calling 412-237-3400, then press 7. Space is limited.

Additionally, throughout the run of the movie, active members and veterans receive $1 off the price of any size popcorn at the Science Center’s snack bar.

D-Day: Normandy 1944, narrated by Tom Brokaw, tells the story of June 6, 1944 – the largest Allied operation of World War II in Normandy, France. It explains in detail why and how this region became the most important location in the world during the end of 1943 through August 1944.

D-Day: Normandy 1944 blends various filming techniques, such as computer-generated imagery, archival photos, animated cartography, aerial footage, and live action re-enactments. The film explains D-Day and the Battle of Normandy through five chapters, including the importance of the operation, how it was carried out, and its legacy. Pascal Vuong is director and writer.

“Family audiences the world over will discover exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, history was defined in this region of France,” Mr. Vuong said. “And why, 70 years later, we in the western world should all be grateful to those who gave everything, including their lives, for our Liberty.”

D-Day: Normandy 1944 is sponsored locally by Baierl Subaru.

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