5:00 p.m. Happy Hour at The American Sector Restaurant & Bar | 6:30 p.m. Screening
The mortal ferocity of the four-day battle for control of the small stone bridge over the Merderet River at La Fière in Normandy is testament to the bridge’s strategic importance in the D-Day invasion of June 1944. Without control of the bridge and its vital causeway, American forces coming from Utah Beach would not have been able to force their way inland.
Presented by The National WWII Museum and Louisiana Public Broadcasting, the new documentary Seize & Secure: The Battle for La Fière draws on historic and contemporary images and footage of the battle scene, as well as eyewitness accounts by WWII veterans who fought there. Mark Harmon (NCIS, The West Wing, Chicago Hope) serves as narrator.
This screening is free and open to the public but please register to attend. For more information, call 504-528-1944 x 484.