June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 brings this monumental event to the world's largest screens for the first time ever. Audiences of all ages, including new generations, will discover from a new perspective how this landing changed the world. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom… A duty of memory, a duty of gratitude.
This film will show at IMAX during three days of special screenings June 6th, 7th and 8th at noon and 2 pm.
On June 6th, General B.B. Bell will introduce the Noon screening of D-Day 3D and recognize Charles Coolidge, who will attend the premiere event with family members. Coolidge, a Signal Mountain resident, was awarded the Medal of Honor after his heroic and superior leadership on a battlefield in France on 24 - 27 October 1944.
Proceeds from the June 6th screenings will help support the National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History in Chattanooga.The Museum will also display military artifacts at the IMAX Theater along with the Medal of Honor citations for the 12 recipients of the Normandy Invasion. According to Wade, four recipients earned their decorations on D-Day.
Watch the trailer: http://tnaqua.org/IMAX/D-Day.aspx