Plan ahead: Handbag, parking information for D-Day Memorial observance

If you plan to attend the D-Day Memorial observance Thursday, be aware that regular-sized purses and handbags will not be permitted. Approved bags are similar to those you may now encounter at large athletic events: clear plastic bags the size of a one-gallon plastic freezer bag or small clutch bags. Anyone attending will have to clear Secret Service screening areas.

Approved bags include:

  • Clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc or similar)
  • small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap, no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”

News release: The National D-Day Memorial will be closed to traffic on June 6, 2019, with no on-site parking or drop off.  Guests will not be permitted to walk to up to the Memorial site. Shuttle service from off-site parking locations will be offered from 6:30 – 9:30 a.m., with the Memorial gate closing at 9:30a.m. Guests  attending the June 6 commemoration should park in one of the following off-site parking locations:

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