The Southlake Historical Society will commemorate the D-Day invasion of World War II with a pop-up exhibit about Lt. Colonel Charles H. Young from June 3-15 at the Southlake Public Library, 1400 Main St.
Young, a resident of Southlake, was with Troop Carrier Group pilots who flew paratroopers and towed artillery-filled gliders behind German lines on June 6, 1944 — the day Allied Forces invaded northern France through beach landings in Normandy. Young's plane was The Argonia, named for his Kansas hometown. After the war ended, Young returned to American Airlines, and he and his wife, Virginia, bought a 100-acre plot that is now the Monticello subdivision in Southlake. The couple helped found Southlake by working with a handful of neighbors to incorporate the rural Tarrant County location into a town.
Library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.