The Klamath County Museum will offer free admission for Klamath County residents on Saturday, June 4, in commemoration of the anniversary of D-Day during World War II. The museum at 1451 Main St. will be open regular hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944, involved about 160,000 American and allied troops landing along a 50-mile stretch of French coastline. More than 9,000 allied soldiers died on D-Day. The deaths included three men from the Klamath Basin: Walter Buick, Charles Semon and Donald Turner.
Because the D-Day anniversary date falls on a Monday, when the museum is closed, free admission is being granted to local residents on Saturday.
About 180 men from the Klamath Basin died while serving in the military during World War II. Several men from around the country died while on training flights at the Klamath Falls Naval Air Station during the war. Names of the men can viewed at klamathmuseum.org
For more information call the Klamath County Museum at (541) 882-1000.