Vets invited to view ‘The Longest Day’ at Tryon Depot

Published 4:31 pm Friday, June 3, 2011

Millard & Company, in conjunction with the American Legion Post #240, plan to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day today by screening the movie “The Longest Day” with local World War II veterans.
Millard said he thought showing the film would be a great way to bring veterans together and honor them for their service.
“I was never in the military myself but I realize that the life that I enjoy is thanks to the members of the military,” Millard said. “The least I can do is try and express my gratitude every once in a while.”
The 1962 movie will be shown at the Tryon Depot at 1 p.m. Millard said he expects it to last until about 4 p.m.
An earlier press release about the screening said the movie captures one of the most historic events in American military history from both the Allied and German points of view. The all-star cast includes John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton, Eddie Arnold, Rod Steiger and Sean Connery, among others.
Guests will be treated with movie snacks and dessert during the event.
“WWII veterans, we’re just losing them so fast and I just love the idea of getting together with them, particularly those that were a part of the D-Day invasion, to have them bring pictures of themselves and share in viewing this film,” Millard said.

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