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