Friday, May 31, 2019
American Generals General George S. Patton Jr. and his son Major General George S. Patton IV both called Hamilton home. The Patton Homestead is an important place on the American history timeline and it will be the location for a week long set of events to recognize the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Europe.
D-Day marks the largest sea and air invasion in history, involving almost two million Allied troops in the fight to free Europe.
Tomorrow begins with a community picnic, food truck festival, greetings from Representative Brad Hill and I, and a keynote lecture “George Patton: Reluctant D-Day Decoy” the events continue through the 6th - all are open to the public and free, with the exception of Patton Family Archive Tours.
The full weeks schedule can be read here: https://pattonhomestead.org/75thanniversary#dailyschedule
• 12:30pm – 4pm Community Picnic and Food Truck Festival Bring your lawn chairs, your kids—and relax on the Homestead lawn!
• Hamilton Historical Society Open House—North Wing
• United State Marine Corps Truck Display
• 12:45pm; 1:30pm; 2:15pm; and 3:00pm—Tours of the Patton Family Archives—South Wing (Note: Fee applies. Register through the Wenham Museum website)
• 2:30pm Wilber’s War, An American Family’s Journey through World War II. An autobiographical presentation by Hale Bradt. (Stables)
• 4: 15pm– Opening Remarks – The Patton Family, Sen Bruce Tarr, Rep. Brad Hill
• 5:00 pm Keynote Lecture (Stables): George Patton: Reluctant D-Day Decoy Speaker: Sherman Fleek, Lt. Col. - US Army Ret. Command Historian of West Point **Free, but seating is limited.
Please pre-register at Event Brite