D-Day 75th Anniversary - 2019

Compiled by DDAY.CENTER, the most comprehensive list of events to remember D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

Welcome to DDAY.CENTER's dedicated website for events being held to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Whilst most events take place in France, remembrance services and other events occur in the UK, United States and Canada.

Each year, thousands of people descend on Normandy in France to pay homage to the soldiers, sailors and airmen who took part in D-Day, Operation Overlord and the Battle of Normandy. Veterans and their families, political figures, re-enactors, military vehicle enthusiasts and thousands of other men, women and children pay tribute to the those who fought to liberate Europe and remember those who never returned.

2019 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Normandy and the D-Day Landings

The organisers of D-Day events include local authorities, museums, private clubs and larger organisations, and there is no single official listing encompassing all commemorations. Several years ago we decided to compile our own guide using numerous publicly available sources with the intention of providing our visitors with as comprehensive a resource as possible.

As the information provided here is based on third-party sources we regret that we cannot be held responsible for cancelled events or incorrect details. Wherever possible we try to include the contact details for the organisations responsible for arranging each event. As new events are confirmed we will add the details to this site, so if you know of a #DDAY75 event taking place that we've not listed here then please get in touch and let us know.

Once a few more events have been announced, we will be providing a free download of the events listing in PDF format, so you can view it offline or print a copy.

The Normandy Memorial Trust was created in 2016 to bring to fruition the desire to have a British Normandy Memorial, honouring all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in Normandy. The Trust is cooperating closely with the French planning authorities to secure the necessary building permissions for the memorial. As soon as these are in place, work on the site will commence, with the aim of making as much progress as possible in time for the 75th anniversary of D-Day on 6th June 2019.

The core memorial has been financed by the British government with £20m from the LIBOR fund, but the project still needs to develop educational and other facilities. The memorial will stand on ground at Ver-sur-Mer overlooking Gold Beach, and will record the names of all those under British command who lost their lives during the Battle of Normandy. In order to help fund the remaining components of British Normandy Memorial, Trust are also seeking donations from the public.

In 2018, DDAY.CENTER was proud to sponsor the Normandie World War II International Film Festival organised by the World War II Foundation. The event will be taking place again in 2019, along with the associated Band of Brothers Actors' Reunion. The 2019 reunion is intended to be the last such event and is tag-lined "A Final Jump Into Normandy".

Various events, including both ticketed and free-to-enter, will be taking place as part of the Film Festival, including a red-carpet event, a VIP dinner, special film screenings and a free concert in front of the Salle du Théâtre in Carentan. Signing sessions with the Band of Brothers actors will also be taking place at the D-Day Experience Museum, the Utah Beach Museum and at the Normandy Victory Museum.

"Ok, Let's go!" - the immortal words of General Dwight D. Eisenhower were spoken at Southwick House, setting in motion the greatest combined operation of all time.

Step back in time at the Southwick Village D-Day Revival. For the sixth consecutive year, the small Hampshire village of Southwick will be transformed back to 1944, as the whole village puts their heart and soul into the spirit of living history.

Optional tours to the famous Southwick House D-Day map room will be available, but book early as these are very popular. The Battle of Britain Memoral Flight, walking history tours, history talks, Tiger Moth aircraft display, period funfair, wartime vehicles, 1940's school lesson, sing-alongs, swing dance lessons and live music are just some of the events planned for 2019.

Each year at Conneaut, Ohio on the shore of Lake Erie, the largest Second World War re-enactment/living history event in the United States takes place. D-Day Conneaut is free to the public and includes living history displays, mock battles, vintage aircraft, an LCVP "Higgins Boat" and 1940's "USO-style" musical entertainment.

The organisers are keen to involve the real heroes of the Second World War, and in 2017 the event hosted around 150 veterans.

Since 1999 this event has been developing and expanding, and now features some 1,500 re-enactors from across the US and Canada. Allied and German troops, plus French Resistance and 1940's civilians are all represented, with pre-invasion encampments of Allied and German forces and their tactical support elements. There are also historical exhibits.

Certain to be some of the most spectacular events for 2019 - and almost certainly never to be repeated - are being organised by Daks Over Normandy. Probably not since the Second World War will so many C-47 Skytrain (or "Dakota", as the British called the aircraft) have shared the same piece of sky. More than 30 aircraft from several countries have so far committed to the project.

From 2nd to 5th June the Daks Over Normandy event will be based at Duxford Airfield in the United Kingdom, and from 5th to 9th June from Caen Carpiquet Airport in Normandy. Both locations were carefully chosen because of their facilities and their infrastructure and because of their Second World War heritage. For the latest information or to donate, please visit the Daks Over Normandy official website.

D-Day - Remembering The Fallen, Honouring The Living

Remembrance

There are numerous ceremonies organised, both large and small, many with open access for the public.

Learning About D-Day

Education

Various organisation and communities organise events to educate both the young and old on the events of 1944.

D-Day Living History

Living History

See the many re-enactors in uniform, reconstructions of military camps and many hundreds of restored vehicles.

D-Day Concerts

Concerts

From military bands and bagpipes, to jazz and swing bands, there will always be something for everyone.

D-Day Fireworks

Fireworks

Witness some of the most spectacular pyrotechnic displays in the skies above sites of historic importance.

D-Day Sporting Events

Sporting Events

For the healthy and energetic there a numerous events, from guided walks to races and cycling challenges.



Colourised image by Marina Amaral of 101st Airborne 'Filthy 13' paratrooper Clarence Ware as he applies war paint to Charles Plauda

6th June 1944 - D-Day

After almost five years of war and following many months of planning, preparation and trainnig, the Allied forces under the overall command of American General Dwight D. Eisenhower, landed on the beaches of Hitler's "Fortress Europe".

Paratroopers and gliderborne infantry were the first to touch French soil in the early hours of the morning on the eastern and western flanks of the invasion area. Several hours later as the sun began to rise, an enormous armada of ships disembarked its cargo of fighting men onto five beaches across a 50-mile front of the Normandy coastline.

By the day's end, 156,000 troops had been landed and a tentative but strengthening beachhead established. A door in Hitler's much-vaunted "Atlantic Wall" had been well and truly kicked open.


Our thanks to digital colourist Marina Amaral for allowing us to use her excellent colourised image of these two 101st Airborne Division paratroopers. Check out her excellent new book "The Colour of Time".

American soldiers drive through the ruins of Saint-Lo

Operation Overlord

Operation Neptune was the codename for the assault phase of the Normandy landings, whilst the objective of Operation Overlord was to create a secure lodgement in France from which further operations to liberate Europe and defeat Nazi Germany could be launched.

The Battle of Normandy began with the Allied assault on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, or more precicesly with the dropping of paratroopers and glider forces in the early hours of the morning of 6th June 1944.

The Battle culminated towards the end of August with the encirclement and capture of around 150,000 German soldiers at Falaise, and with the Allied forces crossing the River Seine on their march towards Paris. The War was still far from over, but the end was now clearly in sight, and Hitler's days were numbered.

Events commemorating the anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy usually take place between April and September. Click on the links below to jump straight to the event listing for the chosen month. We compile this event listing from multiple sources, so check back for updates.

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Bayeux, 2016

Standard-bearers preparing ahead of the Official British Ceremony.

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February 2019: D-Day 75th Anniversary Events



Saturday 23rd February

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA Palm Springs, CA

  • 1300 - 1400hrs
    Secrets of D-Day - 75th Anniversary Special Presentation, presented by Dr Ed Gordon at the Palm Springs Air Museum. For the 75th anniversary, historian Ed Gordon, co-author of the widely praised Divided on D-Day, will focus on some of the more controversial and little-known aspects of Operation OVERLORD that make it one of the most analysed and celebrated campaigns of World War II. Program to be followed by a book sale and signing.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +1 (760) 778 6262
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event palmspringsairmuseum.org/programs/secrets-of-d-day-75th-anniversary-special-presentation




Pointe-du-Hoc, 2006

Pointe-du-Hoc at sunset, seen through barbed wire.

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March 2019: D-Day 75th Anniversary Events



To Be Announced

  • We are waiting for details of any D-Day 75th Anniverary events planned for March 2019 to be announced.




Sainte-Mère-Église, 2014

Wreaths and floral tributes laid at the Airborne Monument near the famous church.

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April 2019: D-Day 75th Anniversary Events



Tuesday 9th April

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • 1000 - 1600hrs
    At the D-Day Story in Southsea, Portsmouth - help us commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day by making paper poppies that will be used as part of the city's events around the anniversary of D-Day in June. No need to book, poppies are free to make.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event theddaystory.com/plan-your-visit/events/




Arromanches, 2014

One of the numerous pyrotechnic displays held in commemoration of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

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May 2019: D-Day 75th Anniversary Events



Saturday 25th May

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Sainte Mère Eglise, Manche

  • 1000 - 1200hrs and 1400 - 1800hrs
    Book Fair (11th Edition) "History and Memories" at the town hall. About 50 Norman and French authors. Free entry. Organised by: Médiathèque and Communauté de Communes de la Baie du Cotentin
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 04 60 19 or +33 (0)2 33 71 90 90 or +33(0)9 62 39 20 49
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event mediatheque-steme@orange.fr

  • 1700hrs (approx)
    International March for Peace Arrival of participants from Utah Beach


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Utah Beach, Manche

  • 1000hrs
    International March for Peace Departure of participants towards Sainte Mère Eglise.



Sunday 26th May

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Amfreville, Manche

  • Time TBA
    Memorial Day - more details to follow

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Picauville, Manche

  • 0700 - 1700hrs
    22nd Antique Military Fair - J.C. Flambert (Rue Marcel Rachine). Entry fee €2.50 with food available on site. Organised By: Picauville se souvient
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event charles.dennebouy@orange.fr



Thursday 30th May

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Englesqueville-la-Percée, Calvados

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    D-Day Beaches by Helicopter Discover the historic sites of the Pointe-du-Hoc, Omaha Beach, the American cemetery, Arromanches and the remains of the artificial Mulberry harbour. Five visitors per session. (Until 2nd June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 35 80 94 16 or +33 (0)6 22 69 08 79
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event axelle@helievenements.com


Friday 31st May

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Englesqueville-la-Percée, Calvados

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    D-Day Beaches by Helicopter Discover the historic sites of the Pointe-du-Hoc, Omaha Beach, the American cemetery, Arromanches and the remains of the artificial Mulberry harbour. Five visitors per session. (Until 2nd June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 35 80 94 16 or +33 (0)6 22 69 08 79
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event axelle@helievenements.com




Sainte-Mère-Église, 2017

Veterans, military personnel and civilians alike enjoy the atmosphere with some music, food and beer.

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June 2019: D-Day 75th Anniversary Events



Saturday 1st June

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Re-enactment of a Canadian military camp of the Chaudière Francophone Regiment at the Bernières-sur-Mer playground, near Juno Beach where this unit landed on June 6, 1944. (Until 7th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Écausseville, Manche

  • All Day
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Temporary exhibition about World War 1, by Y. Mongold and another temporary exhibition about the memorials in the Cotentin, by D. Hamel - both in the museum. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 1430 and 1630hrs
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Guided tour at the hangar detailing the battle at Écausseville (only in French). 100 people maximum.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Englesqueville-la-Percée, Calvados

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    D-Day Beaches by Helicopter Discover the historic sites of the Pointe-du-Hoc, Omaha Beach, the American cemetery, Arromanches and the remains of the artificial Mulberry harbour. Five visitors per session. (Until 2nd June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 35 80 94 16 or +33 (0)6 22 69 08 79
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event axelle@helievenements.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Hiesville, Manche

  • 1500hrs
    Path of Memory Historic walk (9km) with commentaries about all the battle sites of Drop Zone "C" at Hiesville. Follow the paths of the 101st airborne paratroopers. Departure at Lecaudey farm. Price €2.00 per person.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (02) 33 21 00 33
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event daniel.briard@hotmail.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA Muskegon, OH

  • All Day
    USS LST 393 Veterans Museum and Rolling Thunder present "D-Day Plus 75". This World War II landing ship tank (LST) will feature special displays and exhibits to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. LST 393 was there and is one of only three ships at Omaha Beach still afloat. Visitors can share this historic day aboard one of the most important D-Day artefacts anywhere. The community celebration will feature an honour ride, World War II reenactors, unique World War II vehicles, the amazing "Air Raid Muskegon" featuring historic aircraft "battling" reenactors on the ship, and special activities for kids.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +1 (231) 730 1477
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.lst393.org


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Osmanville, Manche

  • 1100 - 2200hrs
    Food and Cine Concept, showing of the film "The Longest Day" from 1100hrs to 2200hrs. Guided tour of the bunker every day at 1000hrs (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 74 72 25 15


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 0900 - 2200hrs
    Camp Geronimo Reconstruction of a military camp featuring US airborne troop re-enactors and vehicles. Organised by: Airborne Museum (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.airborne-museum.org

  • 0930hrs
    Display of more than 60 military Harley Davidson motorcycles
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 21 00 33


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    American camp reconstruction by Omaha Beach Memory Association at Rue de la Hérode (Until 9th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA Washington D.C.

  • 2200hrs
    June 6th, 1944, OPERATION OVERLORD, the liberation of Europe begins. 75 years later, it is even more important that we do not forget the ultimate price that was paid by those brave soldiers defending our freedom. Commemorate the D-Day Landings by rucking and re-enacting OSS movements in honour of America's Greatest Generation who liberated France and Europe. Pricing: Before 03/03/19 - $110, before 17/05/19 - $120, 17/05/19 and after - $130
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.goruck.com/event-14209/



Sunday 2nd June

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Re-enactment of a Canadian military camp of the Chaudière Francophone Regiment at the Bernières-sur-Mer playground, near Juno Beach where this unit landed on June 6, 1944. (Until 7th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Écausseville, Manche

  • All Day
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Temporary exhibition about World War 1, by Y. Mongold and another temporary exhibition about the memorials in the Cotentin, by D. Hamel - both in the museum. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 1430 and 1630hrs
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Guided tour at the hangar detailing the battle at Écausseville (only in French). 100 people maximum.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Englesqueville-la-Percée, Calvados

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    D-Day Beaches by Helicopter Discover the historic sites of the Pointe-du-Hoc, Omaha Beach, the American cemetery, Arromanches and the remains of the artificial Mulberry harbour. Five visitors per session. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 35 80 94 16 or +33 (0)6 22 69 08 79
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event axelle@helievenements.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Grandcamp-Maisy, Calvados

  • 0730 - 1700hrs
    Antique Military Fair at the Salle Omnisport
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 22 62 46 or +33 (0)6 75 08 89 45


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Osmanville, Manche

  • 1100 - 2200hrs
    Food and Cine Concept, showing of the film "The Longest Day" from 1100hrs to 2200hrs. Guided tour of the bunker every day at 1000hrs (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 74 72 25 15


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 0900 - 2200hrs
    Camp Geronimo Reconstruction of a military camp featuring US airborne troop re-enactors and vehicles. Organised by: Airborne Museum (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.airborne-museum.org


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Musée DDay Omaha Beach - Camp Reconstruction. In the heart of Omaha Beach, between the Pointe du hoc and the American Cemetery, discover a village of American, German, civilian re-enactors on a 6,000m² area. Meet various participants and attend the photo exhibition and plenty of events. Adults: €7.00, 8-15 years: €5 and under 8: free. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 16 73 12 26
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ddayomaha@orange.fr

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    American camp reconstruction by Omaha Beach Memory Association at Rue de la Hérode (Until 9th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Vouilly, Calvados

  • 1400 - 1600hrs
    Discover the Castle of Vouilly which became, from June 10th to August 12th 1944, the headquarters of the first American press camp. Call number below for reservations or information.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 31 21 46 00



Monday 3rd June

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Re-enactment of a Canadian military camp of the Chaudière Francophone Regiment at the Bernières-sur-Mer playground, near Juno Beach where this unit landed on June 6, 1944. (Until 7th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • 1700 - 1930hrs
    Special screening at Salle du Théâtre in Carentan square of a short film chronicling several Band of Brothers actors returning 18 years later to where they did their "bootcamp" or training for the series. The 30-minute film was shot in England and was produced and introduced by Rick Warden who played Lt. Harry Welsh. Rick Warden's short film will be followed by a panel discussion with the actors from Band of Brothers at Salle du Théâtre. The topic is "Behind the Scenes of Episodes 2 & 3" of the series, Day of Days and Carentan. €20 per person.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.wwiifoundation.org/events/film/

  • 1800hrs
    Ceremony for Peace


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Écausseville, Manche

  • All Day
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Temporary exhibition about World War 1, by Y. Mongold and another temporary exhibition about the memorials in the Cotentin, by D. Hamel - both in the museum. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 1430 and 1630hrs
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Guided tour at the hangar detailing the battle at Écausseville (only in French). 100 people maximum.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Osmanville, Manche

  • 1100 - 2200hrs
    Food and Cine Concept, showing of the film "The Longest Day" from 1100hrs to 2200hrs. Guided tour of the bunker every day at 1000hrs (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 74 72 25 15


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 0830 - 1600hrs
    Military fair at the market hall. Entrance fee &euro4.00. Organised by: Timberwolves
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 08 45 24 65
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ballesterbarth@aol.com

  • 0900 - 2200hrs
    Camp Geronimo Reconstruction of a military camp featuring US airborne troop re-enactors and vehicles. Organised by: Airborne Museum (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.airborne-museum.org


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Utah Beach, Manche



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Musée DDay Omaha Beach - Camp Reconstruction. In the heart of Omaha Beach, between the Pointe du hoc and the American Cemetery, discover a village of American, German, civilian re-enactors on a 6,000m² area. Meet various participants and attend the photo exhibition and plenty of events. Adults: €7.00, 8-15 years: €5 and under 8: free. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 16 73 12 26
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ddayomaha@orange.fr

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    American camp reconstruction by Omaha Beach Memory Association at Rue de la Hérode (Until 9th June)



Tuesday 4th June

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Re-enactment of a Canadian military camp of the Chaudière Francophone Regiment at the Bernières-sur-Mer playground, near Juno Beach where this unit landed on June 6, 1944. (Until 7th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • 1800hrs
    Soldiers to have dinner with local families. Oganised by: Town Hall
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35

  • 2000hrs
    VIP Dinner with Band of Brothers actors at the Pont D'ouve restaurant in Carentan. Space is limited. VIP/Private Experience.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.wwiifoundation.org/events/film/


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Écausseville, Manche

  • All Day
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Temporary exhibition about World War 1, by Y. Mongold and another temporary exhibition about the memorials in the Cotentin, by D. Hamel - both in the museum. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 1000hrs
    Airship Hangar: reconstruction about the 1917 historic period

  • 1430 and 1630hrs
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Guided tour at the hangar detailing the battle at Écausseville (only in French). 100 people maximum.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Osmanville, Manche

  • 1100 - 2200hrs
    Food and Cine Concept, showing of the film "The Longest Day" from 1100hrs to 2200hrs. Guided tour of the bunker every day at 1000hrs (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 74 72 25 15


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Picauville, Manche

  • 1000hrs
    1000hrs: Ceremony at the USAAF monument. In front of the church Organised by: Picauville se souvient in partnership with the town hall.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 02 48


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Saint-Côme-du-Mont, Manche



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 0900 - 2200hrs
    Camp Geronimo Reconstruction of a military camp featuring US airborne troop re-enactors and vehicles. Organised by: Airborne Museum (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.airborne-museum.org


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Musée DDay Omaha Beach - Camp Reconstruction. In the heart of Omaha Beach, between the Pointe du hoc and the American Cemetery, discover a village of American, German, civilian re-enactors on a 6,000m² area. Meet various participants and attend the photo exhibition and plenty of events. Adults: €7.00, 8-15 years: €5 and under 8: free. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 16 73 12 26
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ddayomaha@orange.fr

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    American camp reconstruction by Omaha Beach Memory Association at Rue de la Hérode (Until 9th June)



Wednesday 5th June

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Amfreville, Manche

  • 1030hrs
    Ceremony at the 507th PIR Monument Organised by: Town Hall
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 00 18


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Re-enactment of a Canadian military camp of the Chaudière Francophone Regiment at the Bernières-sur-Mer playground, near Juno Beach where this unit landed on June 6, 1944. (Until 7th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • Time TBC
    Conference on the Battle of Carentan and the liberators of the city at the theatre, free entrance.
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  • 1130hrs
    Parachute drop by the Round Canopy Parachute Team (subject to weather conditions) at Purple Heart Lane. Music and food will be available on site.
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event staff@rcpt.eu
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event rcptusa.org/news/6301737

  • 1630hrs
    Official ceremony at le Carré de Choux (Saint-Côme-du-Mont road) Followed by a military parade to the Signal Monument next to the city hall.

  • 1730hrs
    Ceremony at the Signal Monument.

  • 1800hrs
    Parade to the harbour.

  • 2100 - 2330hrs
    Free Concert in Carentan square (in front of Salle du Théâtre) featuring actors from the Band of Brothers television series who will bring their own incredible musical talent to the stage.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.wwiifoundation.org/events/film/

  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Creully, Calvados

  • All Day
    Château de Creullet (14480) Creully Reconstruction Camp. Come back to the daily life of the soldiers and civilians who fought during the Second World War over the British sector of Creully and more precisely to the Creullet Castle, which was a particularly important place in the Battle of Normandy. (Until 10th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Écausseville, Manche

  • All Day
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Temporary exhibition about World War 1, by Y. Mongold and another temporary exhibition about the memorials in the Cotentin, by D. Hamel - both in the museum. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 0830 - 1600hrs
    Antique militaria fair atHangar à dirigeables. Entrance €4.00 per person.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event black-lions@sfr.fr

  • 1430 and 1630hrs
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Guided tour at the hangar detailing the battle at Écausseville (only in French). 100 people maximum.
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    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Foucarville, Manche



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Gourbesville, Manche

  • 1115hrs
    Ceremony at the 90th DIV / 82nd Airborne Monument.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Osmanville, Manche

  • 1100 - 2200hrs
    Food and Cine Concept, showing of the film "The Longest Day" from 1100hrs to 2200hrs. Guided tour of the bunker every day at 1000hrs (Until 10th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 0900 - 2200hrs
    Camp Geronimo Reconstruction of a military camp featuring US airborne troop re-enactors and vehicles. Organised by: Airborne Museum (Until 9th June)
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    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.airborne-museum.org

  • 1000hrs
    Military vehicle exhibition.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Musée DDay Omaha Beach - Camp Reconstruction. In the heart of Omaha Beach, between the Pointe du hoc and the American Cemetery, discover a village of American, German, civilian re-enactors on a 6,000m² area. Meet various participants and attend the photo exhibition and plenty of events. Adults: €7.00, 8-15 years: €5 and under 8: free. (Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ddayomaha@orange.fr

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    American camp reconstruction by Omaha Beach Memory Association at Rue de la Hérode (Until 9th June)



Thursday 6th June

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados

  • 0600 - 1030hrs
    Exhibition of 250 historical vehicles on Arromanches beach.
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  • 1700 - 1800hrs
    Parade of historical vehicles through the town.
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  • 2100 - 2359hrs
    Live music show with the biggest 1940's standards. 17 musicians and 3 singers on stage. There will be fireworks at the end of the show.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Asnelles, Calvados

  • 0845 - 1700hrs
    In the footsteps of 47 Royal Marine Commando. On D-Day, 47 Royal Marine Commando landed on Gold Beach, near Asnelles, and set off on a 20km march behind enemy lines with the objective of liberating Port-en-Bessin. This walk will start from Asnelles' main car park (by the bunker) with arrival in Port-en-Bessin around late afternoon.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bénouville, Calvados

  • 1000hrs
    Run to Pegasus. Runners arrive at the finish line at at Pegasus Bridge at around 1100hrs. (NOTE: Event starts at Ouistreham at 0830hrs)
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.veteranscharity.org.uk/rtop

  • 1730hrs
    Wreath-laying at the Veterans Charity Memorial, near to Pegasus Bridge.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Re-enactment of a Canadian military camp of the Chaudière Francophone Regiment at the Bernières-sur-Mer playground, near Juno Beach where this unit landed on June 6, 1944. (Until 7th June)

  • 0800hrs
    Commemorative ceremony at Canada House, 32 Promenade des Français.

  • 0930hrs
    Ceremony at the monument of 288, route de Bény.

  • 1130hrs
    Ceremony at the Canadian Monument, rue Queen's own rifles of Canada.

  • 2100hrs
    Commemorative ceremony at Canada House, 32 Promenade des Français.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Carentan, Manche

  • All Day
    Camp Arizona, with military vehicles and re-enactors. Organised by: CAPA (Until 10th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event camp.arizona.normandie@gmail.com

  • 2100hrs
    "Les voilà" - a play about the D-Day Anniversary and the stories of locals who saw witnessed the landings in June 1944. Only in French langauge. At the theatre - free entrance.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Creully, Calvados

  • All Day
    Château de Creullet (14480) Creully Reconstruction Camp. Come back to the daily life of the soldiers and civilians who fought during the Second World War over the British sector of Creully and more precisely to the Creullet Castle, which was a particularly important place in the Battle of Normandy. (Until 10th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Écausseville, Manche

  • All Day
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Temporary exhibition about World War 1, by Y. Mongold and another temporary exhibition about the memorials in the Cotentin, by D. Hamel - both in the museum. (Until 10th June)
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    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 1000hrs
    Airship Hangar: reconstruction about the 1917 historic period

  • 1430 and 1630hrs
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Guided tour at the hangar detailing the battle at Écausseville (only in French). 100 people maximum.
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    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Osmanville, Manche

  • 1100 - 2200hrs
    Food and Cine Concept, showing of the film "The Longest Day" from 1100hrs to 2200hrs. Guided tour of the bunker every day at 1000hrs (Until 10th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Ouistreham, Calvados

  • 0830hrs
    Run to Pegasus. Starts at 0830hrs, runners come together at the port and depart on the towpath towards Pegasus Bridge. To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and to honour the men who spearheaded the invasion, the highly successful event which was first staged in 2009 is being repeated in 2019. On 4th June 2019, a group of 186 sponsored runners will set off from the site of Tarrant Rushton Airfield in Dorset and make their way into the New Forest and down to Portsmouth, covering 62 miles in under 24 hours. All participants must raise a minimum of £1,000 in sponsorship for The Veterans Charity. Each runner on the Run to Pegasus will represent a specific member of the Coup de Main group and will be issued with a commemorative t-shirt to wear for the final leg to the landing zone. The t-shirts will carry the name of the man they are representing. Some of the runners that have already signed up are relatives of men of the Coup de Main force.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.veteranscharity.org.uk/rtop


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Périers-en-Auge, Calvados

  • 1400hrs
    Unveiling of plaque on bridge over River Dives. The Veterans Charity will unveil a plaque dedicated to the thirty men of 22 Platoon who landed in no. 4 glider which went off course. The men had a very difficult time trying to reach their objective of Horsa Bridge, and faced intense enemy resistance and flooded fields for almost the whole 10-mile march back to rendezvous with their comrades. Three men lost their lives during the 24 hours and the platoon, together with approx. 15 other troops who they gathered along the way, made it to Ranville on 7th June with several casualties.

  • 1430hrs
    "22 Plt" lead the group on a march back to Pegasus Bridge.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Port-en-Bessin, Calvados

  • Late Afternoon
    In the footsteps of 47 Royal Marine Commando Arrival in the town of the historic hike which started in Asnelles in the morning.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Ranville, Calvados

  • 1700hrs
    Arrival of "22 Platoon" group from Périers-en-Auge


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Saint-Côme-du-Mont, Manche



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Manche

  • Time TBC
    Commemorative Ceremony at the Leadership monument (Major Dick Winters monument) in tribute to the airborne troops. Organised by: Association D-Day Overlord


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 0900 - 2200hrs
    Camp Geronimo Reconstruction of a military camp featuring US airborne troop re-enactors and vehicles. Organised by: Airborne Museum (Until 9th June)
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    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.airborne-museum.org

  • 1000 - 1200hrs
    Military vehicle exhibition.
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  • 1400hrs
    Church square - paratrooper demonstration in the period of 1944.
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  • 1630hrs
    Mass in the church.
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  • 1730hrs
    Ceremony at the monument of AVA.
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  • 2030hrs
    Concert for Peace.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Utah Beach, Manche

  • 1000hrs
    Official Ceremony


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Musée DDay Omaha Beach - Camp Reconstruction. In the heart of Omaha Beach, between the Pointe du hoc and the American Cemetery, discover a village of American, German, civilian re-enactors on a 6,000m² area. Meet various participants and attend the photo exhibition and plenty of events. Adults: €7.00, 8-15 years: €5 and under 8: free. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 16 73 12 26
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ddayomaha@orange.fr

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    American camp reconstruction by Omaha Beach Memory Association at Rue de la Hérode (Until 9th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

  • 0930hrs
    D-Day 75th Land Run at The Xcel Leisure Centre (first day of 3-day event). D-Day runs will be held from Thursday 6th June 2019 to Saturday 8th June 2019 and are 6-hour timed events where participants choose from 5km to ultra-marathon. Particpants can complete as many, or as few, laps as they like of a 5.3km, 3.28 mile, out and back, course along the beautiful River Thames. Runners of all abilities welcomed - complete one lap and you're both a finisher and a winner in our eyes...or keep going and see how far you can get in the full 6-hour time limit. Everyone gets the fabulous bespoke finishers' medal. Places will be strictly limited so don't leave it too late to enter. Price: £37.95 (Affiliated) or £39.95 (Unaffiliated).
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.phoenixrunning.co.uk/events/d-day-75th-land-run



Friday 7th June

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados

  • Time TBC
    Commemorative overflight of 75 Second World War Piper L4 Grasshopper observation aircraft. Squadron flight of 3-6 planes for 1 hour.
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  • 1400 - 2300hrs
    The songs of Glenn Miller and The Andrews Sisters will be remembered, and well as Elvis Presley, rockabilly and the famous Boogie-woogie.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bayeux, Calvados

  • 1900hrs
    Liberty Ball Swing, brass and big band... with the Hot Swing Sextet and then the Glenn's Swing Orchestra. Two major swing bands you will turn the clock back to the 1930s and 1940s and celebrate Liberation moments. Food available on site.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • All Day
    Re-enactment of a Canadian military camp of the Chaudière Francophone Regiment at the Bernières-sur-Mer playground, near Juno Beach where this unit landed on June 6, 1944. (Final Day)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Beuzeville-au-Plain, Manche

  • 1700hrs
    Ceremony at the monument.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • All Day
    Camp Arizona, with military vehicles and re-enactors. Organised by: CAPA (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 34 03 46 45
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event camp.arizona.normandie@gmail.com

  • 0800 - 1600hrs
    Military Fair at the market hall, route américaine
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event bbbww2@live.fr

  • 1000hrs
    Ceremony at République Square with 101st Airborne troops and participants of the Carentan Liberty March.

  • 1130hrs
    Departure of the Carentan Liberty March. A historic walk for re-enactors of American paratroopers in Swecnod World War period uniform in tribute to all these men during the walk.
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event carentanlibertymarch@outlook.com

  • Time TBC
    Ceremony at the Cole Monument, official inauguration of the Purple Heart Lane.

  • 2000hrs
    Winning films from the World War II International Film Festival shown at Salle du Théâtre in Carentan square. Awards presented by Band of Brothers Actors. Free event.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.wwiifoundation.org/events/film/


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Catz, Manche



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Chef-du-Pont, Manche

  • 1200hrs
    Country meal near Rex Combs Square.

  • 1400hrs
    Ceremony.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Creully, Calvados

  • All Day
    Château de Creullet (14480) Creully Reconstruction Camp. Come back to the daily life of the soldiers and civilians who fought during the Second World War over the British sector of Creully and more precisely to the Creullet Castle, which was a particularly important place in the Battle of Normandy. (Until 10th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Écausseville, Manche

  • All Day
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Temporary exhibition about World War 1, by Y. Mongold and another temporary exhibition about the memorials in the Cotentin, by D. Hamel - both in the museum. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 1030 and 1630hrs
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Guided tour at the hangar detailing the battle at Écausseville (only in French). 100 people maximum.
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    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 1430hrs
    Meeting between American veterans and pupils.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Osmanville, Manche

  • 1100 - 2200hrs
    Food and Cine Concept, showing of the film "The Longest Day" from 1100hrs to 2200hrs. Guided tour of the bunker every day at 1000hrs (Until 10th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Picauville, Manche

  • 1830hrs
    Ceremony at the 90th ID Monument, booking required.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Port-en-Bessin, Calvados

  • 1500-1800hrs
    Parade of historic vehicles with re-enactors wearing period dress.
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  • 1900hrs
    Concert by Royal Marines orchestra.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Ranville, Calvados



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 0900 - 2200hrs
    Camp Geronimo Reconstruction of a military camp featuring US airborne troop re-enactors and vehicles. Organised by: Airborne Museum (Until 9th June)
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    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.airborne-museum.org

  • 0900hrs
    Ceremony at the monument to the 3 temporary cemeteries.

  • 0930hrs
    Mass.

  • 1045hrs
    Ceremony at the Signal Monument.

  • 1135hrs
    Wreath laying at the monument in memory of the civilian casualties.

  • 1900hrs
    Liberty Banquet at the hall market. Share a dinner and evening with paratroopers from different nationalities that will be maknig the big parachute drop on Sunday. Some Veterans and family members will also attend the dinner. Limited number of participants, so prior booking required (until 1st May). Entrance fees: €36.00 per adult and €15.00 per child (7-12 years old). Your participation helps to finance Veterans & family members coming and soldiers invitation.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ot.sme@ccbdc.fr or contact@ava-normandie.org

  • 2100 - 2215hrs
    Concert "La Jazz en vadrouille".


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Utah Beach, Manche

  • 1000hrs
    Official Ceremony


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Musée DDay Omaha Beach - Camp Reconstruction. In the heart of Omaha Beach, between the Pointe du hoc and the American Cemetery, discover a village of American, German, civilian re-enactors on a 6,000m² area. Meet various participants and attend the photo exhibition and plenty of events. Adults: €7.00, 8-15 years: €5 and under 8: free. (Until 9th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ddayomaha@orange.fr

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    American camp reconstruction by Omaha Beach Memory Association at Rue de la Hérode (Until 9th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Walton-on-Thames, Surrey




Saturday 8th June

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Amfreville, Manche

  • 1600hrs
    Path of Memory Historic walk (8km) with commentary "These decisive days". Fierce fights took place in the marshlands in June, learn more about gliders. Commentaries about the fights on DZ "T" by the 82nd Airborne. Departure at the local hall. Booking is required as places are limited. Entrance fee €2.00 per person (under 10's free)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event daniel.briard@hotmail.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Angoville-au-Plain, Manche

  • 1000hrs
    Ceremony in the town centre.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados

  • Time TBC
    Sportive parachutists dropping in the evening.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bretteville-l'Orgueilleuse, Calvados

  • 1500hrs
    Liberation Parade In an old style main street, come to see the liberation as you were there. A walk parade with civilians and soldiers wearing 1940's dress, preceded by a Scottish pipe band composed of 30 musicians, will be followed by more than 150 civilian and military Second World War vehicles and other surprises. Drink and souvenirs on site.
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event upthejohns@gmail.com

  • 1900hrs
    Up the Johns! Liberty Ball 4th edition of the liberation ball organized by Up the Johns! Association. In a warm and redesigned atmosphere live during an evening the liberation of the village with 1940's classic songs played by the band Dancing Day. Food and drink on site. Entrance €5.00 per person
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event upthejohns@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • All Day
    Camp Arizona, with military vehicles and re-enactors. Organised by: CAPA (Until 10th June)
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    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event camp.arizona.normandie@gmail.com

  • 1100 - 1200hrs
    Lindy Hop dance at the République Square, introduction to the dance by P. Troussier from Rock'n Go.
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  • 1430hrs
    Demonstration of Lindy Hop dance accompanied by Galaad Moutonz.
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  • 1630hrs
    Parade and arrival of the exodus (re-enactment) and arrival of the Carentan Liberty March.
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  • 2030 - 0200hrs
    Liberation Ball at le salle des fètes. €10.00 per person. Put on your 1940's outfits. Organised by: Carentan Liberty Group
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Creully, Calvados

  • All Day
    Château de Creullet (14480) Creully Reconstruction Camp. Come back to the daily life of the soldiers and civilians who fought during the Second World War over the British sector of Creully and more precisely to the Creullet Castle, which was a particularly important place in the Battle of Normandy. (Until 10th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Écausseville, Manche

  • All Day
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Temporary exhibition about World War 1, by Y. Mongold and another temporary exhibition about the memorials in the Cotentin, by D. Hamel - both in the museum. (Until 10th June)
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    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 1000hrs
    Inauguration of the monument in memory of American soldiers and Écausseville's civilians, followed by a reception.

  • 1530hrs
    Historic parachute jump of men in Second World War uniforms (subject to weather conditions).
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Osmanville, Manche

  • 1100 - 2200hrs
    Food and Cine Concept, showing of the film "The Longest Day" from 1100hrs to 2200hrs. Guided tour of the bunker every day at 1000hrs (Until 10th June)
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Ranville, Calvados

  • Time TBC
    Ceremony at the British War Cemetery in honour of the Commonwealth soldiers who fell during the Battle of Normandy, with the participation of the members of the Poppies of the Commonwealth program, which proposes the sponsorship of war graves in Normandy.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 0900 - 2200hrs
    Camp Geronimo Reconstruction of a military camp featuring US airborne troop re-enactors and vehicles. Organised by: Airborne Museum (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.airborne-museum.org

  • 1900 - 2000hrs
    D-Day Memorial parade with 3000 musicians from 15 American states.

  • 2100 - 2230hrs
    Musical performance by "les Refrains d'abords".

  • 2245hrs
    Rehearsal demonstrations on the Camp Geronimo site in the use of anti-aircraft searchlights.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Southwick, Hampshire

  • All Day
    Southwick D-Day 75 Revival (first day of 2-day event). For the sixth year running, the village of Southwick in Hampshire is joined in partnership with Southwick Park to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day by offering an exciting and unique opportunity for visitors from all over the world to breathe in the atmosphere of those historic days at the nerve-centre of Operation Overlord. Southwick is just North of Portsmouth on the South Coast of England, PO17 6EA. Events over the two days include exclusive D-Day map room visits, talks by renowned World War II military historians, Tiger Moth 9 Aeronautical Display, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight fly-past, Royal Navy Cadet Field Gun Run, "The Village at War" exhibition in the Church, 1940's dinner dance, World War II military vehicles display and motorcade, period funfair, Horndean band and wartime sing along, swing dance lessons, 1940's school lesson, steam bus rides, live music in the Golden Lion pub and Red Lion pub, walking history tours.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.southwickrevival.co.uk/


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Tilly-sur-Seulles, Calvados

  • 2030hrs
    Open-air dance with brass band concert playing 1940's music. Includes the participation of traditional Comanche native American dancers and singers. Outdoor event followed by fireworks.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 07 59 46 02
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event association@tilly1944.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Musée DDay Omaha Beach - Camp Reconstruction. In the heart of Omaha Beach, between the Pointe du hoc and the American Cemetery, discover a village of American, German, civilian re-enactors on a 6,000m² area. Meet various participants and attend the photo exhibition and plenty of events. Adults: €7.00, 8-15 years: €5 and under 8: free. (Until 9th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 16 73 12 26
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ddayomaha@orange.fr

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    American camp reconstruction by Omaha Beach Memory Association at Rue de la Hérode (Until 9th June)

  • 1800 - 2000hrs
    US Camp: Swing demonstration by Marilou and 50 musicians on the Mulberry Harbour "whale" roadways.


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Sunday 9th June

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados

  • Time TBC
    Cross-Triathlon with swimming at sea, ATV and trail. Two course forms - S Form: swimming 500 metres, ATV 12km and trail 2 km. M Form (Normandy Championship): distances are doubled. Format S: €13.00, format M: €23.00
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 12 42 86 67
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event usccaentriathlon14@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bayeux, Calvados

  • 1100hrs
    Bayeux Liberation Parade Parade of British historic vehicles and pipe bands in the main street of the first liberated town of continental France.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Brévands, Manche

  • 1100hrs
    Ceremony in honour of the American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne, at Place le Moulin.
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event filthy.13@hotmail.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • All Day
    Camp Arizona, with military vehicles and re-enactors. Organised by: CAPA (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 34 03 46 45
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event camp.arizona.normandie@gmail.com

  • Time TBC
    Running the "1944", 44kms between Utah Beach and Carentan.

  • 1200hrs
    Convoy of military vehicles. Starting at Camp Arizona, arriving at Vanoble square.

  • 1300hrs
    Picnic and concerts by "Duchess of Sing" and "Swing Shouters" at the marina, including a demonstration of the Lindy Hop.
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  • 1400 - 1600hrs
    Nautical parade with Chantelle's Choir singing 1940's music.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Creully, Calvados

  • All Day
    Château de Creullet (14480) Creully Reconstruction Camp. Come back to the daily life of the soldiers and civilians who fought during the Second World War over the British sector of Creully and more precisely to the Creullet Castle, which was a particularly important place in the Battle of Normandy. (Until 10th June)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Écausseville, Manche

  • All Day
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Temporary exhibition about World War 1, by Y. Mongold and another temporary exhibition about the memorials in the Cotentin, by D. Hamel - both in the museum. (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 1430 and 1630hrs
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Guided tour at the hangar detailing the battle at Écausseville (only in French). 100 people maximum.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 2030 - 0300hrs
    Liberation Ball at the airship hangar.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Grandcamp-Maisy, Calvados

  • 1100hrs
    Ceremony in memory of the fighting for the Maisy battery, led in particular by the 5th (US) Ranger Battalion. Organized by: the Maisy Battery Museum.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.maisybattery.com/


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France La Fière, Manche

  • 1100hrs
    Mass parachute drop by Round Canopy Parachute Team in the American sector (weather conditions permitting). Aircraft will return to Cherbourg Maupertus airport following the drop.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event rcptusa.org/news/6301737

  • 1100 - 1400hrs
    German Choir "Voix de la Paix partagée" (Shared Peace's Voice), with music from "52é Rue".

  • 1300hrs
    Great military parachute jump with paratroopers from different nations (subject to weather conditions), jumping from modern military transport aircraft.

  • 1500hrs
    Ceremony at the Iron Mike monument
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Osmanville, Manche

  • 1100 - 2200hrs
    Food and Cine Concept, showing of the film "The Longest Day" from 1100hrs to 2200hrs. Guided tour of the bunker every day at 1000hrs (Until 10th June)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 74 72 25 15


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Saint-Côme-du-Mont, Manche

  • 1000hrs
    Commemorative Ceremony.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 0900 - 2200hrs
    Camp Geronimo Reconstruction of a military camp featuring US airborne troop re-enactors and vehicles. Organised by: Airborne Museum (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.airborne-museum.org

  • 1000 - 1200hrs
    Exhibition of historic military vehicles.

  • 1400 - 1500hrs
    1940's / 1950's talent-show. Public prize with applause meter.

  • 1515 - 1745hrs
    Musical performances.

  • 1800hrs
    Parade of historic military vehicles through the streets.

  • 2045 - 2330hrs
    Musical performance with The Four Nation Country Blues Orchestra.

  • 2215 - 2330hrs
    Mimile and its "ramulots".

  • 2330hrs
    Fireworks.



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Southwick, Hampshire

  • All Day
    Southwick D-Day 75 Revival (second day of 2-day event). For the sixth year running, the village of Southwick in Hampshire is joined in partnership with Southwick Park to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day by offering an exciting and unique opportunity for visitors from all over the world to breathe in the atmosphere of those historic days at the nerve-centre of Operation Overlord. Southwick is just North of Portsmouth on the South Coast of England, PO17 6EA. Events over the two days include exclusive D-Day map room visits, talks by renowned Second World War military historians, Tiger Moth 9 Aeronautical Display, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight fly-past, Royal Navy Cadet Field Gun Run, "The Village at War" exhibition in the Church, 1940's dinner dance, World War II military vehicles display and motorcade, period funfair, Horndean band and wartime sing along, swing dance lessons, 1940's school lesson, steam bus rides, live music in the Golden Lion pub and Red Lion pub, walking history tours.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.southwickrevival.co.uk/


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Tilly-sur-Seulles, Calvados

  • 0930 - 1800hrs
    For its 11th anniversary, the book fair will gather about ten specialized publishers, more than 40 French and foreign authors including some veterans. A dozen of French and English booksellers will be there to introduce, dedicate and sell their books about the 1944 Landings and the Battle of Normandy.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 07 59 46 02
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event association@tilly1944.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Utah Beach, Manche

  • 0100hrs
    The Longest Hike The third annual event of its kind. Follow in the footsteps of American paratroopers and infantrymen engaged on June 6, 1944 in the Cotentin Peninsula. Depart from the Utah Beach parking lot, followed by 6 to 7 hours of walking the drop zones with historical commentary and overnight entertainment. Arrive at Utah Beach at sunrise.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1900hrs
    Musée DDay Omaha Beach - Camp Reconstruction. In the heart of Omaha Beach, between the Pointe du hoc and the American Cemetery, discover a village of American, German, civilian re-enactors on a 6,000m² area. Meet various participants and attend the photo exhibition and plenty of events. Adults: €7.00, 8-15 years: €5 and under 8: free. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 16 73 12 26
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event ddayomaha@orange.fr

  • 1100 - 1800hrs
    American camp reconstruction by Omaha Beach Memory Association at Rue de la Hérode (Final Day)




Monday 10th June

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Creully, Calvados

  • All Day
    Château de Creullet (14480) Creully Reconstruction Camp. Come back to the daily life of the soldiers and civilians who fought during the Second World War over the British sector of Creully and more precisely to the Creullet Castle, which was a particularly important place in the Battle of Normandy. (Final Day)


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Écausseville, Manche

  • All Day
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Temporary exhibition about World War 1, by Y. Mongold and another temporary exhibition about the memorials in the Cotentin, by D. Hamel - both in the museum. (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr

  • 1430 and 1630hrs
    Hangar à dirigeables d'Ecausseville Guided tour at the hangar detailing the battle at Écausseville (only in French). 100 people maximum.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.aerobase.fr


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Foucarville, Manche

  • 1500hrs
    Ceremony at the former German prison camp.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Osmanville, Manche

  • 1100 - 2200hrs
    Food and Cine Concept, showing of the film "The Longest Day" from 1100hrs to 2200hrs. Guided tour of the bunker every day at 1000hrs (Final Day)
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)6 74 72 25 15



2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Saint-Hilaire-Petitville, Manche

  • 1000hrs
    Inauguration of the fresco for the Liberty. Isigny street tribute for the liberators of the town.

  • 1100hrs
    Ceremony at the Tucker Monument.


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • 1100hrs
    Meeting of the families MAY, ESCHER and STEELE.

  • 1100 - 1200hrs
    Musical performance with "Harmonie de l'Etoile Sottevaise".

  • 1200hrs
    Normandy Day picnic.

  • 1230 - 1400hrs
    Musical performance with "Howlin's Fox"."

  • 1400 - 1800hrs
    Various shows. German Choir "Voix de la Paix Partagée" (Shared Peace's Voice). French Cancan dance troop and cabaret atmosphere with "Le Tambour". American equestrian performance (on the equestrian ground next to the American military camp, near the market hall) Free entrance.
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Wednesday 12th June

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Carentan, Manche

  • Time TBC
    Ceremony for the liberation of the city.



Friday 14th June

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • 1000 - 1600hrs
    Identify your Second World War Treasures Bring your mystery D-Day and Second World War objects to the museum for identification by an expert panel of museum curators. Throughout the day there will be talks by curators from The D-Day Story and other museums, including The Keep Military Museum and The Museum of Army Chaplaincy.



Saturday 15th June

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bretteville-l'Orgueilleuse, Calvados

  • 1300 - 1900hrs
    Oak Line Camp During a whole weekend, discover the equipment of the Allied nations, attend talk on the camp and enjoy the open-air ball on Saturday with a live performance by Miss Paramount. Drink, food and souvenirs on site.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)7 77 31 86 20
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event upthejohns@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • Time TBC
    Gospel concert and performances by young people.
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2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Vouilly, Calvados

  • 1400 - 1600hrs
    Discover the Castle of Vouilly which became, from June 10th to August 12th 1944, the headquarters of the first American press camp.
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Sunday 16th June

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Bretteville-l'Orgueilleuse, Calvados

  • 1000 - 1700hrs
    Oak Line Camp During a whole weekend, discover the equipment of the Allied nations, attend talk on the camp and enjoy the open-air ball on Saturday with a live performance by Miss Paramount. Drink, food and souvenirs on site.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +33 (0)7 77 31 86 20
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event upthejohns@gmail.com


2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the France Sainte-Mère-Église, Manche

  • Time TBC
    Peace festival, solemn mass, conference and polyphonic mass.
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Bayeux, 2009

Honouring the Fallen. Poppy wreath at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery.

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Monday 22nd July

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • All Day
    Normandy 75 - An International Conference (first day of 4-day event). The Conference will bring together scholars, students, and the public to explore this seminal event in detail and will endeavour to promote an interdisciplinary and international study of the Normandy Campaign by means of drawing upon the latest scholarship from a variety of disciplines. The conference will also serve as a forum for Second World War historians to discuss and debate the wide-ranging, international implications of the campaign and how it impacted other theaters and aspects of the conflict. Online registration for Normandy 75 will open in early September 2018 via the online store. The conference registration fee will include all keynote, plenary, and panel sessions as well as the conference dinner, a drinks reception, and daily breakfasts and lunches. The conference fees are £325.00 for General Delegates (non-presenters) and £285.00 for Presenters/Students. Please note that there are no one- or two-day registration fee options. Online registration will close 5th July 2019.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www2.port.ac.uk/portsmouth-business-school/conferences-and-business-events/normandy-75/



Tuesday 23rd July

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Portsmouth, Hampshire




Wednesday 24th July

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Portsmouth, Hampshire




Thursday 25th July

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Portsmouth, Hampshire





Arromanches, 2014

A lovingly-restored US Army CCKW truck on Gold Beach at Arromanches-les-Bains.

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Thursday 15th August

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA Conneaut, OH

  • All Day
    D-Day Conneaut (first day of 3-day event) is fast becoming America's premier living history event and has been running since 1999. It has thrilled tens of thousands of spectators with its 1,200 re-enactors from the US and Canada. Entrance is free to the public, but donations are welcomed.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.ddayohio.us



Friday 16th August

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA Conneaut, OH

  • All Day
    D-Day Conneaut (second day of 3-day event) is fast becoming America's premier living history event and has been running since 1999. It has thrilled tens of thousands of spectators with its 1,200 re-enactors from the US and Canada. Entrance is free to the public, but donations are welcomed.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.ddayohio.us



Saturday 17th August

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the USA Conneaut, OH

  • All Day
    D-Day Conneaut (final day of 3-day event) is fast becoming America's premier living history event and has been running since 1999. It has thrilled tens of thousands of spectators with its 1,200 re-enactors from the US and Canada. Entrance is free to the public, but donations are welcomed.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.ddayohio.us




Colleville-sur-Mer, 2009

Graves at the Normandy American Cemetery at Omaha Beach.

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Wednesday 4th September

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in the UK Southwick, Hampshire

  • Time TBC
    D-Day Anniversary Cycle Ride. The Ride will take place over five days, and will offer two route options of approximately 160 miles or 230 miles in Normandy. It will focus on the D-Day landing beaches and key locations liberated in the days after the landings. Routes are designed to be enjoyable for both the regular cyclist and for the more inexperienced rider. Participants will meet at Southwick House just outside of Portsmouth on Wednesday afternoon, followed by an overnight ferry crossing to France. Participants will start cycling close to the time of day of the landings. In Fracne the base for cyclists with be Grandcap Maisy. On day three, a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the end of the day's ride. The D-Day Cycle Ride is a fundraising event with money raised helping servicemen and women, veterans and their families in need following present day conflicts.Visit the website for more details.
    Visit website for 2019 D-Day 75 Event www.ddaycycleride.org.uk


Tuesday 24th September to Sunday 29th September

2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Event in France Normandy (various)

  • 6-day Event
    Normandy Beaches Trek This unique four-day trek, along the beautiful Normandy coastline, will fully immerse you in the history of the sites and scenery of the D-Day Landings on Normandy Beaches. A poignant time to visit, as 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the WW2 Allied invasion of Normandy or Operation Overload. Often referred to as the beginning of the end of the war in Europe, Normandy saw the largest amphibious invasion in history. We are accompanied by a historian whose stories add relevance to the scenery and D-Day monuments along the trek ensuring this will be an unforgettable challenge. The route follows the exquisite coastline of Omaha, Juno and Sword beaches and involves full days of trekking over a varied terrain of dunes, grass or tarmac. The grand finish will take place at the strategic Pegasus Bridge and the village of Ranville where we will celebrate our achievements.

    The Normandy Beaches Trek will be both a moving and meaningful way to raise funds for our Armed Forces community and we invite you to be a part of this poignant and memorable experience. Cost - There are two options:
    Register now for just £199, and raise £1,450 in sponsorship OR Register now for £199 and pay the £700 tour cost yourself and raise £750 in sponsorship
    Both options require £899 (£700 trip cost + £199 registration fee) to be paid by Friday 21 June 2019. You'll then have the rest of the year to raise the remaining sponsorship, due on 30 November 2019.

    Day 1: Transport from London to Normandy; check in to hotel and trip briefing.
    Day 2: 12 miles - Starting at Grandcamp-Maisy particpants will follow the coastline of Omaha Beach and walk along the top of the sand dunes, passing through the Pointe Du Hoc, Normandy American Cemetery and finishing at the Juno Beach Centre.
    Day 3: 12 miles - The day will at the Fifth Engineer Special Brigade Memorial heading towards the iconic Port-En-Bessin and finishing at Longues-sur-Mer battery.
    Day 4: 12 miles - Setting off from Mulberry Harbour the trek will take us to Arromanches and then to the Juno Beach official memorial.
    Day 5: 12.5 miles - The day will start from the Canadian memorial of Juno beach, walking the length of Sword Beach to Ouistreham and then down the canal to the grand finishing at Pegasus Bridge and the Ranville War Cemetery.
    Day 6: Transport back to London.
    Call to enquire about this 2019 D-Day 75 event +44 (0)203 207 2273
    Send email about this 2019 D-Day event events@britishlegion.org.uk




Arromanches, 2011

British D-Day veterans enjoy some musical entertainment at Arromanches-les-Bains.

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