Toccoa to celebrate D-Day landings
Toccoa-Stephens County this weekend will celebrate the 74th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France during World War II.
Toccoa’s connection to that famous day is the fact that many of the paratroopers who jumped into Normandy to start the invasion trained at Camp Toccoa located at the foot of Currahee Mountain.
Events commemorating the June 6 invasion day will include the annual D-Day Run up Currahee Mountain on Saturday, June 2, beginning with registration at 7 a.m. at Currahee Mountain.
The weekend will kick off Friday, June 1, at 6 p.m. with a banquet held at the Camp Toccoa at Currahee pavilion.
Speaker will be Chris Langlois, the grandson of World War II medic Eugene Roe Sr. who was a part of the famed Easy Company of the 101st Airborne Divsiion.
Langlois will sign copies of his new book, How Easy Company Became a Band of Brothers on two occasions during the weekend.
The first book signing will be held...