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70th D-Day anniversary in Normandy

D-Day commemorations program
June 2014

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The schedules and locations may change.

 

Sunday, June 8th 2014

Arromanches (Calvados - 14)
- 10:30 a.m. : "Normandy landing triathlon". Two different circuits. Rewards are given by the veterans. More information at : +033 2 31 22 36 45 or triathlon.debarquement@musee-arromanches.fr.

Bayeux (Calvados - 14)
- 11:00 a.m. : Military parade with about 150 vehicles, along the main street.
- 05:00 p.m. : Peace concert at the cathedral. Free entrance.

Bernières-sur-Mer (Calvados - 14)
- 09:00 a.m. - 01:00 p.m. : Remembrance walk in the footsteps of Canadian soldiers.

Brévands (Manche - 50) : at "Le Moulin"
- 10:00 a.m. : remembrance ceremony honoring the Demolition Platoon of the RHQ Company, 506th PIR (the famous Filthy 13), the 3rd Battalion, 506th PIR and the C Company, 326th Airborne Engineers Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. 

Caen (Calvados - 14) - Zénith de Caen
- 05:00 p.m. : Military musicians parade in the streets of Caen from Place Fontette to the racecourse. More information at : +033 2 31 22 31 22.
- 08:00 p.m. : International military tattoo with about 500 military musicians. More information at : +033 2 31 22 31 22 and www.tattoodelaliberte.com.

Carentan (Manche - 50)
- 11:00 a.m.  : Memorial mass at the church.
- 12:00 a.m. : Military vehicles parade and exhibition at the "Place du marché aux pommes".
- 08:30 p.m. : Concert by the Holland American Legion Band at the town hall.

Cherbourg-Octeville (Manche - 50)
- 11:00 a.m.  : Commemoration of the battle of Normandy in graphic novels form. Marquees festival du livre de la jeunesse on the green beach. Free.

Colleville-sur-Mer (Calvados - 14)
- 10:30 a.m. : Military vehicles parade.
- 06:00 p.m. : Concert with the Molais-Littry choirs into the church.

Colombières (Calvados - 14)
- 06:00 a.m. : Commemorative ceremony at the Lt. Miller monument with French veterans.

Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados - 14)
- 09:00 p.m. - 06:00 a.m. : The landing Ball at the Parc de l'Edit. 5€.

Creuilly (Calvados - 14)
- 10:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m. : Air show "The Aircrafts of June 6th, 1944", at the Regional Air Models stadium, on the lands of the former advanced landing ground "B-9". Free.

Fécamp (Seine-Maritime - 76)
- 03:00 p.m. : Guided tour of the German Cap Fagnet Signal station. 5€ - 3€ - Free.

La Ferté-Alais (Essonne - 91)
- Aviation meeting at La Ferté-Alais airport dedicated to the battle of Normandy warbirds.

La Fière, near Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche - 50) :
- 11:00 a.m. (depending on weather conditions) : International military parachute drops over the historical La Fière drop zone.
- 03:00 p.m. : Ceremony at the Iron Mike monument.
- 03:45 p.m. : parachuting by the Liberty Jump Team from an original C-47 (depending on weather conditions).
- 04:15 p.m. : parachuting by the Round Canopy Parachuting Team Inc using several C-47 (depending on weather conditions).
- 04:00 p.m. : The Soldiers walk, to Sainte-Mère-Eglise.

Méautis-Carentan (Manche - 50)
- 11:30 p.m. : Show at the Donville manor, Bloody Gulch memorial, with reenactors and vehicles. 8 euros per person.

Merville-Franceville (Calvados - 14)
- 10:30 a.m. : Open-air mass at the battery.
- 08:00 p.m. : Bag pipes concert (Mc Farlan Pipe band) at the battery.
- 10:30 p.m. : Reenacting of the attack of the battery with 150 reenactors. Followed by fireworks.

Rots (Calvados - 14)
- 10:00 a.m. : Tribute to the Canadian forces at the Saint-Germain church with veterans.

Ouistreham (Calvados - 14)
- 03:00 p.m. : Preview of the 90-minute documentary "Les Français du 6 Juin" by Cédric Condom at Le Cabieu cinema.

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (Calvados - 14)
- 09:00 a.m. : "The Braves" hiking, departure at the Signal monument. Return: 12:30 a.m.
- 10:30 a.m. : Military vehicles parade.
- 05:00 p.m. : Wreath laying ceremony at the Braves monument.

Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche - 50)
- 02:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m. : "Utah Red Ball" : GMC truck road trip along the Utah Beach sector.
- 10:30 p.m. : Presentation of archive movies, near the church (depending on weather conditions).

Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche - 50)
- 09:30 a.m.  : Mass near the church .
- 09:30 a.m.  : Ceremony at the monument of the temporary military cemeteries.
- 05:00 p.m. : Flash mob on the theme of the 40s, near the church.
- 05:45 p.m. : Inauguration of the monument « Tribute to the 1944 D-Day parachutists », near the church.
- 06:00 p.m. : Arrival of the parachutists, near the church.
- 06:15 p.m. : Flight by C-47 Dakotas over the city by the Round Canopy Parachuting Team.
- 06:30 p.m. : Concert by military bands, near the church.

Tilly-sur-Seulles (Calvados - 14) - Tilly Museum
- 09:30 a.m. - 06:00 p.m. : 6th Battle of Normandy book fair. Free access.
- 02:00 p.m. : Exhibition of military equipments and vehicles.

Tour-en-Bessin (Calvados - 14)
- 11:00 a.m. : Wreath laying ceremony at the liberation monument.
- 07:00 p.m. : Rural meal and open air show (municipal land, behing the old school).

Vierville-sur-Mer (Calvados - 14) - Village hall
- 09:00 a.m. : Mass at the Dog Green camp "just like 1944".
- 10:30 a.m. : Military vehicles parade.
- 11:00 a.m. : 200 Harley-Davidson parade, boulevard de Cauvigny.
- 10:00 a.m. - 08:00 p.m. : Exhibition of military and historic models.

 

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