The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center and American Legion Post 435 are honoring the 75th anniversary of D-Day with a Flag of Remembrance Ceremony and open house.

The American flag will be raised in honor of the invasion of Normandy, France during World War II at 5:30 p.m. June 6 at the Bong Center.

"This is a big anniversary" said Hayes Scriven, director of the Bong Center. "We are losing our World War II veterans. Most are in their mid-90s and we need honor them every chance we get."

The ceremony will consist of a presentation by Superior Mayor Jim Paine followed by the official ceremony in which the American Legion will raise a flag in memory of all D-Day participants.

Following the program the Bong Center will offer a free open house until 7 p.m., and guests can tour the facility.

For more information, visit or call 715-392-7151.