STEPHENS CITY, VA — Monday marked D-Day, the commemoration of the day in 1944 when Allied forces stormed beaches in Normandy and other key areas in what historians say was a turning point in World War II.

The American Military Heritage Museum in Stephens City will open its doors this weekend to welcome veterans from World War II and other conflicts. They’ll also open the grounds and museum to visitors.

Here’s museum director Phil Fravel:

There will be reenactors from a variety of conflicts as well as the homefront:

Some military equipment will be on display, as well:

It’s a time to hear stories that may never have been heard before:

There will be a lunch for veterans. Fravel says it will be a reunion.

The American Military Heritage Museum Open House and Living History Event is set for this Saturday, June 11th from 9 to 5 at 811 Fairfax Pike in Stephens City, Virginia. More information at the museum’s Facebook page.

Phil Fravel was a guest on the May 31st broadcast of Panhandle Live, which you can access via our Panhandle Live Facebook and Spotify.