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D-Day: A list of celebrations and remembrances in Utah

Published June 5, 2014 11:00 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

• Friday

The Fort Douglas Military Museum, 32 Potter St. in Salt Lake City, will have a program that begins at 3 p.m. with a color guard and costumed actors. At 5:30 p.m., the museum will show the "The Longest Day," the 1962 John Wayne film depicting D-Day.

• Saturday

Military vehicles from the 1940s and 1950s will convoy in the "D-Day Rollout 2014." The vehicles will depart Camp Williams, 17800 Camp Williams Road in Riverton, at 10 a.m. and arrive at the Fort Douglas Military Museum about 11:30 a.m. The vehicles will leave the museum at 12:30 p.m. to return to Camp Williams. Visit http://ddayrollout.blogspot.com for more information.

• Friday and Saturday

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thanksgiving Point in Lehi will display a restored M2A1 Half Track — half truck, half tank — and an Army Jeep and have a re-enactor on hand to answer questions. Admission is free.