Please join us on November 21 at 2 PM to celebrate and commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Norwegian Liberation!
May 8, 1945 saw the end of Nazi occupation and the beginning of a new era in Norway. Norwegian Society and Church Service Washington DC, Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce Mid-Atlantic, and Sons of Norway Washington Lodge will be hosting a special Zoom remembrance on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 2 PM (EST). We will celebrate this important event and acknowledge the courage and sacrifices of Norwegians – especially our local members and their relatives – who were in Norway during this difficult time.
Dave Brown, President of Sons of Norway Washington Lodge, will give the opening remarks. Wally Jensen, Pastor of the Norwegian Church Service, will give the invocation. Chloe Friberg, General Manager of NACC MA, will introduce our main speaker Colonel Håvard Klevberg, Air Attaché and Assistant Defense Attaché at the Royal Norwegian Embassy. Award-winning Author Janet Oakley will give a short presentation on Norway during the war. Members will present their stories of the occupation and remember their relatives who lived during the period. Lasse Syversen, President of the Norwegian Society and Church Service, will give the concluding remarks. The formal program will be followed by small group chat sessions.
Zoom details have been sent to our members by e-mail. Guests are welcome, but will need to contact us to receive the details.