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2018 D-Day Commemorations Programme

 

In June 2018, the Normandy Landings will be commemorated in the Manche.

 

Ceremonies, military vehicle parades, militaria fairs, parachute drops, reconstructed military camps, and more, in celebration of Normandy’s liberation!

 

Among the many events being held, here are a few ideas:

 

Weekend of 26 & 27 May

-10th ‘Histoire et mémoires’ Book Fair, in Sainte-Mère-Eglise

-12th International Walk for Peace (Carentan / Sainte-Mère-Eglise)

 

Friday 1 June

-Foucarville: Musical entertainment by the sea

 

Saturday 2 June

- Normandy Day Picnic

- Musical entertainment all day long

- US Parade and procession of vintage military vehicles

- Banquet of Liberty

- Vintage talent competition: Amateur singers or bands from the region are invited to come and sing the songs of 1940s and 1950s. The applausometer will decide the winner!

- Fireworks Display
 

Saturday 2 to Monday 4 June

- Sainte-Mère-Eglise: Exhibition of military vehicles

 

Sunday 3 June

- Large-scale military parachute drops based on historical events in La Fière, 3 km from Sainte-Mère-Eglise

-Sainte-Mère-Eglise: - Musical entertainment and vintage military vehicles parade

 

Monday 4 June

- Militaria fair at Ecausseville airship hangar

- Military ceremonies in Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Amfreville and Foucarville

 

Tuesday 5 June

-Sainte-Mère-Eglise: Militaria fair, ceremonies and remembrance mass

 

Wednesday 6 June

-Sainte-Marie-du-Mont: Ceremony at Utah Beach

-Sainte-Mère-Eglise: Peace Concert

 

Commémorations D Day

 

A number of towns in the Manche will host reconstructions of military camps:

 

Friday 1 to Sunday 3 June

Carentan: Reconstruction of the US and civilian army camp Camp Arizona.

 

Friday 1 June to Sunday 7 June

- Sainte-Marie-du-Mont: Reconstruction of a military camp with scale models

 

Monday 2 June to Wednesday 6 June

-Sainte-Mère-Eglise: Reconstruction of the US military camp Camp Geronimo

 

New events are being added to the Normandy Landings commemorations programme all the time.

 

>> See the full events programme for the 74th anniversary of D-Day.