Friday, June 7, 2024

Rep. Jamie Barton Unveils Plaque Honoring 80th Anniversary of D-Day at State Capitol

Rep. Jamie Barton (R-Berks/Schuylkill) hosted a dedication of a plaque commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy. 

The plaque has been placed under a red oak tree, which was planted June 6, 1984, on state Capitol grounds in Harrisburg in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of D-Day.

The plaque was donated by the Delewski family, some of whom reside in the 124th Legislative District.

“D-Day changed the course of the second world war,” Barton said. “Thanks to the unparalleled bravery of U.S. troops 80 years ago today, freedom won. And thanks to the Delewski family, visitors to the state Capitol will remember their bravery. I hope in another 80 years, future generations of Pennsylvanians will see this plaque and feel the same pride we feel today.”

PHOTO:  Rep. Jamie Barton (right) and Sen. Chris Gebhard (second from right) pose with members of the Delewski family in front of the plaque the family donated to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.