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Soldiers exiting boats onto the beaches of Normandy

As we approach the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landing, we're highlighting a 1994 interview with Garrard County native Jesse Beazley in our latest Saving Stories podcast episode. Beazley was among the first wave of soldiers that fought their way onto Omaha Beach that fateful day in 1944.

At 5:30 pm on Thursday, June 6, the Kentucky Theatre will host a free event commemorating the anniversary, featuring the Nunn Center, Kentucky Educational Television, the Lexington Public Library, Lexington History Museum, and visitors from Lexington's sister city, Deauville, France, which is located near the Normandy beaches where American forces landed.

Explore the Nunn Center's entire World War II collection.