Silent Wings Museum To Host Virtual D-Day Event
The Silent Wings Museum in Lubbock will be doing things a little different this year on the 76th anniversary of D-Day on Saturday, June 6th.
According to a press release from the City of Lubbock, the museum will be open to the public with free admission on Saturday, June 6th but all on-site programming has been cancelled. That means vintage aircraft and vehicles, living history groups, film-screenings, and children's activities have all been cancelled.
Instead, the Silent Wings Museum encourages the public to follow along on social media to see videos, word games, and more. The Silent Wings Museum's website will have more information.
More than 500 gliders were deployed into Normandy beginning in the wee hours of June 6 and continuing into June 7, 1944, carrying desperately needed supplies, troops, and vehicles to secure strategic areas inland and resupply the Allied ground forces
This year, the Silent Wings Museum is commemorating D-Day with a virtual event. The public is encouraged to join us on our social media channels for exclusive digital content that will be posted throughout the day, including videos, word games, and so much more. More information on the virtual event can be found on the Silent Wings Museum’s website (silentwingsmuseum.com) and Facebook page.
The Museum will be open to the public with free admission on Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, following health and safety regulations set by the City of Lubbock, the Lubbock Economic Recovery Task Force’s Lubbock Safe Guidelines, and Governor Abbott’s executive order. All on-site programming has been cancelled, including vintage aircraft and vehicles, living history groups, children’s activities, and the film screening of D-Day Remembered.
Participate in the virtual event on our social media channels using #SWMDDAY2020. The Silent Wings Museum is on Facebook @SilentWingsMuseum, Instagram @silentwingsmuseum, and Twitter @MuseumWings.
The Silent Wings Museum is located at 6202 N. I-27 (exit 9) in Lubbock.