IMAX Great Hall Becomes A Living History Exhibit For The 70th Anniversary Of D-Day

Monday, June 2, 2014

The IMAX Great Hall will become a Living History Exhibit for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, on June 6, thanks to the National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History.

Items on display will give guests a better understanding of how soldiers were equipped for the invasion as well as paying tribute to Medal of Honor recipients.

Among the items that will be displayed:

  • A Bible with iron "bullet proof: cover carried ashore at Utah Beach by a 4th Division soldier
  • A copy of Eisenhower's "Great Crusade" letter given to each man as he left for Normandy that has been autographed by many soldiers as they crossed the Channel along with the soldier/owner's medal he was awarded by the French government on the 50th anniversary of D-Day
  • Normandy paratrooper’s First Aid kit
  • Original Normandy Paratrooper’s silk map and compass
  • Scale model of a paratrooper of the 101st Airborne with Normandy Invasion gear
  • German Luger, 9mm, war trophy captured by a soldier who landed at Utah Beach
  • Portrait of Charles Coolidge, his Medal of Honor citation
  • Displays of the three current Medals of Honor as well as the two Civil War medals

The noon screening of D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 on June 6 will be introduced by General B.B. Bell. Charles Coolidge is planning to attend the event with his family.



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