May 23, 2023

'Symphony at Sunset D-Day' commemoration concert is June 3 in Abilene

Posted May 23, 2023 9:21 PM


ABILENE - The annual "Symphony at Sunset D-Day Commemoration Concert" will be held Saturday, June 3, 2023, on the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene.

This outdoor event will feature live music from the Salina Symphony, the Fort Riley 1st Infantry Division Band, and local band Everyday Lights.

Free entry into the museum will begin at 10 a.m., food vendors and educational activities will begin at 4 p.m., and music will start at 5:30 p.m. The second-annual Thank a World War II Veteran reception will start at 5 p.m. in the Visitors Center. The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard will perform their cavalry tactics demonstrations at 6:30 and 8 p.m.

This free event is open to all ages and pays tribute to the Greatest Generation and their sacrifices during World War II. Seating is not provided, so please bring your lawn chairs and blankets.

The full list of D-Day commemorative activities including the Symphony at Sunset and the WWII Emerging Scholars Symposium can be found on the eisenhowerlibrary.govwebsite.

Symphony at Sunset is generously sponsored by the Community Foundation of Dickinson County, Marshall Motors, Friends of the Eisenhower Foundation, Kansas Gas Service, and Vyve Broadband.