2017 D-Day commemorations program

Calendar of the 73rd anniversary of the Normandy landing

On the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of D-Day in 2017, the association participates fully in the commemorative activities by organizing and / or participating in many commemorative activities presented below.


Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Location: Coigny (Manche)
Event:
15:00: Commemorative ceremony in memory of the 358th Fighter Group of the USAAF in front of the entrance of the castle of Franquetot, rue de Franquetot.

Date: June 2 to 5, 2017
Location: Normandy
Participation of the association in the first international film festival on the Second World War organized by the WW2 Foundation. The association D-Day Overlord is an official partner of the event.

Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017
Location: Utah Beach – Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche)
Event:
01:00 am: 2nd edition of the “Longest Night” hike, following the tracks of the paratroopers and American infantrymen engaged on 6 June 1944 in the Cotentin. Departure to the Utah Beach car park, 6 to 7 hours of walking on the parachute areas with historical commentary and night animation and then arrival at dawn on Utah beach. Reservation required at association@dday-overlord.com.

Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017
Location: Brévands (Manche)
Event:
10:00 am: Participation of the association D-Day Overlord at the ceremony in honor of the American paratroopers “Filthy 13” at the place Maille. Organization: Réal Desmarets

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Location: Colleville-Montgomery (Calvados)
Event:
– 8:00 am: Participation in the commemorative ceremony in honor of the Franco-British commandos who landed on D-Day in Sword Beach. Organization: Colleville-Montgomery.

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Location: Utah Beach – Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche)
Event:
– 10:00 am: Commemorative ceremony paying tribute to the airborne troops at Major Dick Richard Winters Memorial (Departmental Highway 913 to Utah Beach), with the participation of veterans. Due to security requirements, access to the ceremony is only by invitation at the checkpoint and only vehicles carrying veterans are authorized by the security forces to enter the ceremony site.

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Location: Carentan (Manche)
Event:
– 2.30 pm: Participation of the association in the commemorative ceremony at the Signal monument, near the town hall. Organization: Mayor of Carentan.

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Location: Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
Event:
– 3:45 pm: Participation of the association in the deposit of wreaths at the Monument Signal, rue du General de Gaulle. Organization: Mayor of Sainte-Mère-Eglise.

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Location: Utah Beach – Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche)
Event:
– 4:30 pm: Participation of the association in the national commemorative ceremony of the allied landing in Normandy.

Date: Friday, June 9, 2017
Location: Maisy battery, Grandcamp-Maisy (Calvadosà
Event:
– 11 am: Ceremony of the Maisy battery assault by the 5th Ranger Battalion. At the battery.