VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes invites people to visit and learn about D-Day.
As a major turning point in the European theater, Museum Curator Jim Osborne says it’s one of the most important dates in U.S. military history.
He says it’s so important to talk to World War II veterans if you get the chance and the Indiana Military Museum also has a lot to see from that era.
“Our Higgins boat inside. They made 23,000 in World War II. There’s 12 or 13 left. One of them’s right here,” says Osborne. “You can see Eisenhower’s D-Day uniform here. You go three places in this country. You go to the West Point Museum or you can go to the Eisenhower Library, or you can come to Vincennes, Indiana, at the Indiana Military Museum to see one of Eisenhower’s World War II uniforms.”
The Indiana Military Museum will have a special event this weekend. They will be dedicating the USS Indianapolis 697 at 11 A.M. on Saturday, June 8.