OKLAHOMA CITY – June 6 marks the 67th anniversary of D-Day, the historic date the United States entered World War II. In remembrance Science Museum Oklahoma has partnered with Christopher Nick and Steve Lessman, nationally recognized illustrator and author of “D-Day: American Character” to teach kids about an important part of American history and hold readings of their children’s book.


“It’s an enduring legacy, and the goal is to honor the character of those men and women that were willing to sacrifice everything and there’s not a single children’s picture book on World War II, it is staggering,” said Christopher Nick. “The free world was in trouble, freedom and liberty were at stake and we are trying to help kids understand the sacrifice that was made for their freedom.”


Nick and Lessman will appear at Science Museum Oklahoma on June 6 where they will read from their childrens book at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. The appearance of Lessman and Nick at Science Museum Oklahoma begins a month-long remembrance of D-Day and American achievements which will conclude June 23 with a gallery unveiling and presentation from Christopher Nick and artist Mike Wimmer.


“The dedication of the men and women who served to defend not just our way of life, but the world from intolerable cruelty is a story that needs to be told – but how do you explain something like that to young people,” said Suzette Ellison, vice president of programs and interpretation at Science Museum Oklahoma. “The work of Christopher Nick and Steve Lessman conveys the struggle of the greatest generation in an impactful way that also leaves kids with a hunger for more. We are very happy to work with them.”


For more information Science Museum Oklahoma guests can call 405-602-6664, or visit www.sciencemuseumok.org for more information.

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