January 22, 2019 @ 11:30AM — 12:00PM
A special 75th anniversary ceremony making the 1944 battle of the Italian Campaign during WWII.
On Tuesday, January 22nd at 11:30 a.m., the Friends of the National World War II Memorial will hold a brief ceremony and wreath presentation to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Anzio, a significant battle during the Italian Campaign of World War II.
The Battle of Anzio began on January 22, 1944 with the Allied amphibious landing known as Operation Shingle and ended on June 5, 1944 with the capture of Rome.
But the price of victory was high. Allied forces suffered 43,000 casualties: 7,000 killed and 36,000 wounded or missing. In one measure of the courage and sacrifice of those who fought there, 22 Americans were awarded the Medal of Honor, the most of any single battle of World War II.
During the January 22nd ceremony at the World War II Memorial, WWII veterans and representatives our our Allied Nations will present wreaths at the Atlantic Arch of the Memorial in honor of the 186,000 Allies who served and in remembrance of the 7,000 Allies killed and the 36,000 wounded or missing during the Battle of Anzio.
If you are a World War II veteran, or know of one, who would like to participate in the
Battle of Anzio 75th Anniversary Commemoration at the Memorial,
please email email@example.com!
We hope you'll join us on January 22nd at the WWII Memorial!
The Friends of the National World War II Memorial's WWII 75th Anniversary Commemoration is generously sponsored by AT&T.
Generous support has also been provided by the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation and Worthington Industries.