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Abilene, Kan. - Mark your calendars for two upcoming virtual programs regarding Operation OVERLORD and the D-Day invasion.

Thursday, June 4 at 2 p.m. (central)
D-Day: What If?
Historians Edward Lengel, National World War II Museum, and John McManus, Missouri University of Science and Technology, will discuss General Dwight Eisenhower's unused "In Case of Failure Note," and what it tells us about the invasion of Normandy on D-Day and Eisenhower's character. Tim Rives of the Eisenhower Presidential Library will join the conversation to talk about how the library acquired the historic document and the steps taken to preserve and protect it.

Thursday, June 11 at 2 p.m. (central)
D-Day+: How?
With troops successfully landed in Normandy, how do the Allies maintain the offensive with the enormous materiel needs of the troops? Historians Craig Symonds, U.S. Naval War College, and Rob Citino, National World War II Museum, discuss this very question. One part of the equation was constructing an artificial harbor. Eisenhower Presidential Library Curator William Snyder will moderate the discussion and share the backstory of the Mulberry Harbor model featured in the newly renovated exhibits.

Telephone: 617-675-4444‬ (PIN: ‪511 045 556 7306#)
[Please join 10 minutes early so the program may begin on time.)

The Eisenhower Presidential Library and the National WWII Museum jointly present these programs courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation and the Union Pacific Foundation.

About the Eisenhower Presidential Library

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is one of 15 Presidential Libraries operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. They preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire. Public programs and exhibits at the Eisenhower Presidential Library are made possible in part through the generous support of the Eisenhower Foundation. To learn more, visit