Ashland Plans WWII Commemorative Event

Mar 17, 2014

Charlie Smith, a World War II veteran of the 10th Mountain Division's 85th Infantry Regiment
Credit U.S. Army

The 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion that helped the Allies win World War Two is coming up in June and Ashland plans to commemorate the event in grand style. The East Kentucky Military History Society is planning an activity it calls “The War Days: A 1944 Walking Tour of Downtown Ashland”.

President of the organization Matt Potter says it’ll give people a chance to take a nostalgic tour of Ashland, as it was seven decades ago. He says they’ll also have a chance to thank the city’s surviving World War Two veterans.

“We are looking into the possibility of having many of our World War Two veterans from the Ashland area participate in the walk. We are currently weighing how we can successfully expose them to the tour as well as, you know, keep concerns such as their health in mind.” –Matt Potter.

Potter says the walking tour will take place Saturday June 14th in downtown Ashland.