Libraries in Bagley and Fertile will host “Operation D-Day,” inviting audiences to witness a profoundly crucial historical date come to life with a presentation by Minnesotan historian and educator Arn Kind. The programs will honor the 80th anniversary of D-Day when the Allied nations launched Operation Overlord, the surprise invasion of France. In these living history performances, Kind will bring history alive with a realistic portrayal of the invasion, accomplished by thousands of brave young American, British, and Canadian soldiers parachuting out of the sky behind enemy lines and wading through heavy surf onto the beaches of Normandy.

“Operation D-Day” will be held on Friday, June 7, at 2:00 p.m. at the Fertile Public Library, 101 Mill St. S., and on Saturday, June 8, at 11:00 a.m. at the Bagley American Legion, 112 Main Ave. N., in partnership with Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning (NELL). Admission is free, thanks partly to funding from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Legacy fund, and the programs are sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library.

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