Next weekend in Colonial Beach a commemoration of World War I and World War II will take place on Town Hill, at American Legion Post 148, and at Riverboat on the Potomac. As 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, the Virginia Tourism Corporation has been promoting tourism events around the state to commemorate both events and remember the veterans who served in both wars. The town received a grant from the VTC and Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission.
With the Town of Colonial Beach, in conjunction with the American Legion Colonial Beach Post 148, Dahlgren Heritage Foundation and Museum, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Potomac Chapter, and Northern Neck Tourism Commission, the Northern Neck World War I and World War II day of Commemoration will be a full day of events, along with a flag corps from AEGIS Training and Readiness Center, guest speaker Virginia State Senator Richard Stuart and Quantico Marine Corps Brass Quintet.
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