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Sunset Gala at the Park

Thursday, June 6, 2019
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park


June 6, 2019 will be the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Four Freedoms Park Conservancy will commemorate the invasion and battle set in motion on that day, which launched the final phase of World War II. President Roosevelt and General Eisenhower led the prayers of our country, not for victory alone, but also for the continued inspiration to build a world committed to the Four Freedoms.

“Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogancies. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace, a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt, June 6, 1944

 Join us for a memorable evening with music and cocktails in view of the United Nations.

To make a contribution by check, please mail to
Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, P.O. Box 5475, New York, NY 10185-5475
For more information, please contact Michael Heck: (646) 767-5096 or

Remarks at 6:30 p.m. (program in formation):

Lieutenant General Stayce D. Harris, United States Air Force (Retired) 

Major General James A. “Spider” Marks, United States Army (Retired)

Personal remembrances from World War II veterans:

 Lieutenant (j.g.) Robert M. Pennoyer, United States Naval Reserve
USS Pensacola, Pacific Theater, including the bombardments of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, 1945

Lieutenant (j.g.) Wynn Handman (expected to attend), United States Coast Guard
USCGC Storis, North Atlantic patrol, participant in the Battle of the Atlantic