My grandparents shared memories of the Spanish civil war and WWII with me, and I’ve met concentration camps survivors when I was a student (it was for a project for my master’s degree in which me and my classmates also visited numerous concentration camps over a week in Poland -quite an experience!). But meeting two D-Day veterans yesterday at the 70th anniversary ceremony organized at the Texas state history museum was very moving for me, a French living in Austin.
“D-Day veterans Robert Bearden and Johnny Marino will participate in a panel discussion following a screening of the new IMAX 3D film D-Day: Normandy 1944 at 2 p.m. Friday, June 6, at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.”, announced Texas General Land Office.
People interested must RSVP by calling (512) 936-4649 or online.
I just updated French In Austin’s calendar for the month of June and invite you to check it out!
With the usual pétanque games, apéritifs, French students outings, cooking classes at Central Market North Lamar (plenty of them!), but also French opera, D-Day 70th anniversary, French chamber music, a Matisse exhibit opening in San Antonio, the soccer World Cup and a scheduled launching meeting for Austin’s French-American Business Council, June is Frencher than ever in Austin!