Houston, May 29th 2019 – On June 6, 1944, Allied forces invaded occupied France, marking the beginning of the liberation of Europe. The Consulate General of France and the French American Chamber of Commerce will co-host a D-Day Gala on June 1st, 2019 at the Lone Star Flight Museum in Houston to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings – the largest seaborne military operation the world had ever seen.
This Gala will be held at the spectacular Lone Star Flight Museum of Houston: an opportunity to salute the bravery and sacrifice of D-Day veterans and celebrate the French-American friendship and shared values of liberty. American and French communities in Texas will unite to commemorate this historical moment.
More than 400 guests are expected to attend this event. It will include a silent auction organized by a the Lone Star Veterans Association. The proceeds from the fundraising efforts will be donated to the Lone Star Veterans Association.
Honorees will include veterans from WWII Quarter Master 2nd class Clyde COMBS (US NAVY), Staff Sergeant Teddy KIRKPATRICK (US Army Air Corps), First Lieutenant Harry WATSON (US Army Air Corps), the honorable Consul General of France Alexis Andres and official representatives.
The event will embark guests on a journey through the history of Texas aviation. They will enjoy a six-course French dinner with wine pairings in the unique atmosphere of the Heritage Hangar, surrounded by a collection of rare aircraft, including WW2 models. Chef Soren Pedersen’s special menu is inspired by the cuisine from the French region of Normandy. During the evening, a local jazz band will perform classic tunes and play your favorite numbers.
For information and tickets, please visit the Gala page: