Augusta celebrates 70th Anniversary of D-Day

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Augusta celebrated the 70th anniversary of D-Day Friday evening with a concert in downtown.

The US Army Signal Corps band performed for close to 700 people at the free concert at the Imperial Theatre to commemorate the US troops that stormed Normandy during World War II.

The concert also featured performers from the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre for a portion of the show that was formatted like an old time radio show.

Vietnam veteran George Tussey surprised his uncle, WWII veteran William Postell with tickets to the event. Both agree the community support on days like today makes them feel appreciated even after all these years.

"I think it'll be nice for World War II veterans to come out and see what's going on," says Postell with a smile.

"It's great that the community appreciates these guys, and we all should," says Tussey.

WFXG would like to say thank you to all veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces.

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