Check out D-Day sand sculpture at First Division Museum this summer

  • Artist Ted Siebert applies the finishing touches to a memorial sand sculpture depicting 1st Infantry Division soldiers at Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, at the First Division Museum in Wheaton.

    Artist Ted Siebert applies the finishing touches to a memorial sand sculpture depicting 1st Infantry Division soldiers at Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, at the First Division Museum in Wheaton. Courtesy of Jeff Reiter, Cantigny Park

 
Submitted by Jeff Reiter
Updated 6/12/2019 3:59 PM

On Thursday, June 6, the First Division Museum in Wheaton commemorated the 75th anniversary of D-Day with a full day of events.

Attending the ceremony were nine D-Day veterans, thanks to Honor Flight Chicago.

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For the anniversary, artist Ted Siebert created a memorial sand sculpture depicting 1st Infantry Division soldiers at Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

The day included a D-Day special exhibit, oral history presentation, World War II stories presentations, a World War II encampment, poster display.

The sculpture will be available for viewing all summer outside the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road in Wheaton.

Museum hours are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Admission to the First Division Museum is free. There is a parking fee for Cantigny Park: $10 on weekends (May through September) or $5 on weekdays.

For information, call (630) 260-8185 or visit www.fdmuseum.org.

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