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Information : "14" stands for Calvados region. "50" stands for Manche region

Sunday, May 24th 2015

Amfreville (50)
- 11:00 am : Memorial Day - Ceremony at the 507th PIR monument.

Colleville-sur-Mer (14)
- 10:00 am : Memorial Day - Ceremony at the American Military Cemetery.


Saturday, May 30th 2015

Picauville (50)
- 10:00 am: International Peace Walk from Picauville to Sainte-Mère-Eglise.

Sainte-Mère-Eglise (50)
- 2 to 6 pm: « History & Memories » book show at the Town Hall.


May 30th to June 7th 2015

Sainte-Mère-Eglise (50)
- Reenacting of a US Military camp next to the Airborne Museum.


June 3rd to June 10th 2015

Manoir de Donville (50)
- 10:00 am: Reconstruction of an American camp "Blody Gulch" with vintage vehicles. Free car park, free entrance.


Wednesday, June 3rd 2015

Amfreville (50)
- 06:00 pm: Military drop from a C-47. Liberty Jump Team.

Beuzeville-au-Plain (50)
- 04:00 pm: American military vehicles exhibition.
- 06:30 : Ceremony at the town's monument.

Picauville (50)
- 06:00 pm: Historic walk of 10 km with commentaries. Meeting at the village car park. 2 €/person. Limited number of participants. With prior booking at the Tourist Office – Tel: 0033 233 21 00 33 or ot.sme@ccbdc.fr.

Sainte-Mère-Eglise (50)
- 05:30 pm: Ceremony for Peace at Borne 0, in front of the Town Hall.


Thursday, June 4 2015

Amfreville (14 )
- 05:00 pm: Ceremonies at the town's monuments.

Bayeux (14 )
- 05:00 pm: Autograph signing by Band of Brothers miniserie actors at the Villa Lara Hotel (to the benefit of the WWII Foundation).

Chef-du-Pont (50)
- 02:00 pm: Ceremony at Rex Combs square. 

Colleville-Montgomery (14)
- 08:30 am: Histrocial walk of the Commando, from Colleville-Montgomery to Amfreville. Inscription at the tourism office.

Hémévez (50)
- 02:00 pm: Commemorative drop from a C-47.
- 04:00 pm: Ceremony at the Paratroopers monument. 

Hiesville (50)
- 02:00 pm: Historic walk of 9 km with commentaries. Meeting at the village car park. 2 €/person. Limited number of participants. With prior booking at the Tourist Office – Tel: 0033 233 21 00 33 or ot.sme@ccbdc.fr.

Montebourg (50)
- 06:00 pm: Ceremony at the 4th Infantry Division monument.

Picauville (50)
- 10:00 am: Ceremony dedicated to the American paratroopers and flight crews who died in the town.

Quinéville (50)
- 04:00 pm: Ceremony organized by the mayor.

Sainte-Côme-du-Mont (50)
- 09:30 am - 06:00 pm: Opening of the new building « D-Day Experience ». Prices : 12€/adult – 9€/child (6-17 years).

Sainte-Mère-Eglise (50)
- 09:00 am - 04:00 pm: Military Fair at the hall market. Organization: Association Timberwolves – 0033 608 45 24 65 or ballesterbarth@aol.com.
- 04:00 pm: Ceremony at the Alexandre Renaud monument.
- 04:00 pm: Memorial service in the church.
- 05:30 pm: Ceremony at the AVA monuments.


4th June to 7th June 2015

Carentan (50)
- Presentation of the original Landing Craft Vehicle & Personnel "PA30-4" in the harbor.


Friday, 5th June to Sunday, 7th June 2015

Sainte-Mère-Eglise (50)
- Reconstruction of an American military camp and scenes of civilian daily life under German occupation: “Arizona Camp” with 300 military and civilian re-enactors and 100 vehicles. Organization: Association CAPA – camp.arizona.normandie@gmail.com.


Friday, June 5th 2015

Amfreville (50)
- 11:30 am: Commemorative ceremony at the 507th PIR monument.
- 03:30 pm: Ceremony at the DeGlopper monument (D15, direction Picauville).
- 06:00 pm: Historic walk of 9 km with commentaries. Meeting at the village car park. 2 €/person. Limited number of participants. With prior booking at the Tourist Office – Tel: 0033 233 21 00 33 or ot.sme@ccbdc.fr.

Bénouville (14)
- 04:00 pm: Ceremony at the Commando memorial.
- 11:30 pm: Pegasus Bridge traditionnal ceremony.

Carentan (50)
- 02:30 pm: Re-enactment of parachute drops from C-47 planes with men with original uniforms. Organization : RCPT .
- 05:00 pm: Official ceremony at Carré de Choux (in front of “But” furniture store). Parade of soldiers and personalities to the Townhall. Ceremony at Signal Monument. Organization: Townhall [DDay-Overlord tribute to the 101st Airborne Division paratroopers and glidermen].

Catz (50)
- 9 am - 5 pm: Military fair at the Normandy Tank Museum. Entrance: 4 €. Exhibitors: 15€/m. Organization: Association the Black Lions - black-lions@sfr.fr.

Gourbesville (50)
- 10:00 am : Commemorative ceremony.

Hermanville (14)
- 06:30 pm: Ceremony at the British cemetery (French commandos war graves).

Manoir de Donville (50)
- 11:30 pm: Night spectacle with theatre-cinema guided visit of vestiges from the battle field and re-enactment of the take of the manor of Donville in June 1944. Entrance fee: 10 €. Prior booking: 0033 (0)2 33 42 03 22 or 0033 (0)6 47 51 02 69.

Merville-Franceville (14)
- 05:30 pm: Ceremony at the 9th Parachute Bataillon memorial with veterans.
- 07:30 pm: Traditionnal "Curry" of the veterans. Booking at the battery (20 €).

Ouistreham (14)
- 05:00 pm: Wreath laying at the town's monuments.

Picauville (50)
- 06:30 pm: Ceremony at the 90th Infantry Division monument, rue Pasteur.

Ranville (14)
- 03:00 pm: Ceremonies at the British cemetery and the Churchyard cemetery.

Saint-Aubin-d'Arquenay (14)
- 10:30 am: Inauguration of the "Léon Gautier" street.
- 11:00 am: Ceremonies at the Dawson and Commandant Lofi monuments, and place Boisset.

Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (50)
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9 am - 5 pm: Military fair next to the sport field. Organization: Club du Souvenir Militaire – leholdy@orange.fr.

Sainte-Mère-Eglise (50)
- 10 am: Convoy of military vehicles (before the vintage car contest).
- 11:30 am: Military vehicles parade in town.
- 9 pm: Music entertainment.

Utah Beach (50)
- 07:00 pm : Re-enactment of parachute drops from C-47 and Nord Atlas planes with men with original uniforms.
- Evening : Music bands playing near the church.
- 10:00 pm: Release of sky lanterns in honor of the 197 men killed on D-Day at Utah Beach.

 

Saturday, June 6th 2015

Arromanches (14)
- 12:00 pm: Air show with one  Spitfire and one Mustang.
- 04:00 pm : Military vehicles and musicians parade.
- 06:00 pm: Air show with one  Spitfire and one Mustang.
- 07:30 pm: Commemorative drops at the beach from an original C-47..
- 11:15 pm : Outdoor projection of archives movies, near the D-Day museum.
- Midnight : Fireworks.

Angoville-au-Plain (50)
- 10:30 am: Mass at the church.
- 11:30 am: Ceremony at the monument dedicated to medics Robert E. Wright and Kenneth J. Moore from the 101st Airborne Division.

Bayeux (14)
- 02:00 pm: Ceremony in memory of the Commonwealth soldiers at the War Cemetery. The Royal British Legion (Paris Branch) and the DDay-Overlord association unites to develop the "Poppies of the Commonwealth" program in tribute to all the Commonwealth war graves in Normandy.

Bény-Reviers (14)
- 02:30 pm: Ceremony at the Canadian cemetery.

Carentan (50)
- During the day: military fair at the "Marché aux bestiaux" (hall market).
- 08:30 am: Start of the Carentan Liberty March from the church, diorama, animations. Organization: CLG.
- 04:00 pm: Arrival of the Carentan Liberty March, Place de la République.
- 08:30 pm:  Dance of Liberation with Big Band “Tea for Two” at salle le Haut Dick (next to the marina). Fee entrance: 7 €/person.

Colleville-Montgomery (14)
- 08:00 am: Ceremonies in tribute to the D-Day French Commandos, starting at the General Montgomery monument.

Courseulles-sur-Mer (14)
- 03:45 pm: Ceremony at the General de Gaulle monument.
- 04:00 pm: Ceremony in tribute to the Canadian soldiers at the Royal Winnipeg Rifles monument.

Cricqueville-en-Bessin (14)
- 02:30 pm: Ceremony in honor of the US Rangers of the Pointe du Hoc.

Ouistreham (14)
- 10:15 am: Ceremony at the Commando monument
- 10:30 am: Ceremony at the beach with the French Lorient Commando School .
- 12:15 pm: Wreath laying at the Gare Maritime.
- 04:30 pm: Wreath laying, avenue Winston Churchill.
- 05:30 pm: Inauguration of a monument at the beach.

Manoir de Donville (50)
- 11:30 pm: Night spectacle with theatre-cinema guided visit of vestiges from the battle field and re-enactment of the take of the manor of Donville in June 1944. Entrance fee: 10 €. Prior booking: 0033 (0)2 33 42 03 22 or 0033 (0)6 47 51 02 69.

Merville-Franceville (14)
- 09:30 am: « Heroes Walk », booking at the battery.
- 10:00 am: Departure of the walk at Varaville's car park.
- 12:30 pm: Lunch of the veterans at the battery.

Picauville (50)
- 09:00 am: Historic walk of 21 kms. Price : 1 €/person.

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (14)
- 10:15 am: Ceremony at the Signal Monument in honor of the soldiers engaged at Omaha beach on D-Day [DDay-Overlord participation, honoring all the D-Day American landing forces].
- 07:00 pm: Giant free picnic, Rue Bernard Anquetil.

Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (50)
- 03:00 pm: Arrival of the IVY Division march. Organization: Club du Souvenir Militaire – leholdy@orange.fr.

Sainte-Mère-Eglise (50)
- All day: Music bands playing near the church.
- 09:30 am: Ceremony at the Signal monument organized by the town [DDay-Overlord participation, honoring the 101st Airborne Division paratroopers and glidermen].
- 12:00 pm: Normandy Day picnic on the church square.
- 02:00 pm: Music entertainment.
- 04:00 pm: American parade with 500 participants.
- 06:00 pm: Peace concert at the church.
- 07:00 pm: Banquet of Liberty at the market hall. Prices : 30 €/adult, 20 €/ child (4-10 years old), free for under 4 years old. 1,50 € supplement for Paypal payment. Limited number of places. Booking before 1st May 2015 at Tourist Office – ot.sme@ccbdc.fr.
- 11:30 pm: Fireworks.

Utah Beach (50)
- 06:45 am: Landing of the LCVP "PA30-4" (depending on weather conditions).
- 10:00 am: "Ivy Division" Walk on the footsteps of the 4th Infantry Division. More information: leholdy@orange.fr.
- 10:45 am: French-Danish commemorative ceremony.
- 11:00 am: Commemorative ceremony at the USN Angelo Chatas Monument, direction Bird sanctory Beauguillot.
- 11:30 am: LCVP "Higgins" monument inauguration.
- 12:15 pm: Commemorative ceremony organized by the town.
- 02:30 pm: Inauguration of the Higgins Boat Memorial at the Museum.
- 07:00 pm: Band of Brothers Actors Reunion 2015. Prior booking: WWII Foundation (NO PLACE LEFT).


Sunday, June 7th 2015

Brévands (50)
- 10:00 am: Ceremony dedicated to the "Filthy 13" paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division, at Le Moulin.

Carentan (50)
- 11:00 am: Military vehicles parade organized py the CAPA association – ass.capa@yahoo.fr.

La Fière (50)
- 11:00 am: Commemorative military drops (300 paratroopers) at la Fière, 3 km from Sainte-Mère-Eglise. Followed by civilian commemorative drops (Liberty Jump Team - 1 C-47 - and RCPT - 2 C-47), depending on weather conditions.
- 02:30 pm: Inauguration of a new monument at the Iron Mike statue.

Manoir de Donville (50)
- 11:30 pm: Night spectacle with theatre-cinema guided visit of vestiges from the battle field and re-enactment of the take of the manor of Donville in June 1944. Entrance fee: 10 €. Prior booking: 0033 (0)2 33 42 03 22 or 0033 (0)6 47 51 02 69.

Merville-Franceville (14)
- 11:00 am: Ceremony in honor of the No 3 Commando.

Port-en-Bessin (14)
- 10:30 am: Commemorations at the Jardin du Souvenir, rue du Phare.
- 11:30 am: Commemorations at the "Cousins" memorial, chemin des artilleurs.
- 12:15 pm: Commemorations at the 47 Royal Marine Commando memorial, Place Gaudin.

Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes (50)
- 03:30 pm: conference and discussion (in French) at the Salle Polyvalente in the presence of veterans. How did D-Day commemorations evolve through the decades? What sense shall we give to the commemorations in the coming years? Organization: DDay-Overlord Association. Free admission subject to availability (200 seats).

Sainte-Mère-Eglise (50)
- 09:00 am: Ceremony at the military cemetery monument (stadium).
- 09:30 am: Mass at the church.

Utah (50)
- 11:00 am: Autograph signing by Band of Brothers miniserie actors at the museum (to the benefit of the WWII Foundation).


Monday, June 8th 2015

Sainteny (50)
- 10:00 am : Ceremony in honor of Jack Port, 4th Infantry Division (location : "La Roserie").
- 10:45 am: Ceremony at Les Forges (RD 171).


Friday, June 12th 2015

Carentan (50)
- 05:00 pm : Ceremony of the liberation of the town.


Saturday, July 11th 2015

Coigny (50)
- 02:00 pm: Ceremony and wreath laying at the gates of the Franquetot castle in honor of the 358th Fighter Group, USAAF.

 
 
 


 
 
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Various ceremonies Liberty Jump Team 2007 Sword Beach & Pegasus Bridge Carentan Airborne Festival 2007