D-Day 75th anniversary calendar – Normandy – 2019

D-Day 75th anniversary calendar – 2019

D-Day 75th Anniversary 75ème anniversaire du D-Day en Normandie

This page presents the calendar of the various commemorative ceremonies organized in 2019 on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings and the Battle of Normandy.
This program is subject to change by the organizers. For more information, please make direct contact with the persons in charge of the events.
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Location: Crépon (Calvados)
– 10:30 am: inauguration of the first memorial in Normandy for the Belgian Air Force, in front of the former B2 airfield, in the bend near the Rançonnière hotel. Information: +33 (0)2 31 22 24 24.

Location: Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche) – Utah Beach
– 10:00 am: departure of the International Peace March on the Utah beach. Information: +33 (0) 2 33 41 41 48.

Location: Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
– 10h-12h and 14h-18h: 11th edition of the Book Fair “Stories and Memories” at the Festival Hall. Presence of about fifty authors. Admission free. Information: media library of Sainte Mère Eglise (+33 (0)9 62 39 20 49/+33 (0)2 33 04 60 19).
– 17:00: arrival of the International March for Peace. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 41 48.

Location: Trévières (Calvados)
– 08:30 pm: projection of the documentary film “If Omaha Beach was told me” and conference (in French) with Normans who witnessed of the landing. Information: cpnob@orange.fr.

Location: Colleville-sur-Mer (Calvados)
– 10:30 am: Memorial Day Ceremony at the American Military Cemetery. Information: +33 (0)2 31 51 62 00

Location: Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche) – Utah Beach Landing Museum
– 08:30 pm: first public screening of the documentary “The Girl who wore freedom”. Information: +33 (0)2 33 71 53 35.

Location: Douvres-la-Délivrande (Calvados)
– 11:00 am to 03:00 pm: parade of costumed bicycles and military vehicles in the General de Gaulle street and in the city center. Information: +33 (0)6 78 98 27 26 – vasse-christine@orange.fr.

Location: Hiesville (Manche)
03:00 pm: guided historical hike (9 km) in the footsteps of the paratroopers of the 101st Airborne in June 1944. See you in the field after the farm Lecaudey. Follow signs in the village. Period held authorized without real or dummy weapon. Limited places. Price: 2 €/pers. (free for under 10s). Mandatory registration at the Tourist Office: +33 (0)2 33 21 00 33 or ot.sme@ccbdc.fr.

Location: Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (Calvados)
– 03 pm to 04 pm: commented hike on the history of the landing at Omaha Beach. Information: accueil@isigny-omaha-tourisme.fr.

Location: Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
– Schedule to be specified: international concert for peace. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.

Location: Bény-sur-Mer (Calvados)
– 05:00 pm: guided tour “D-Day told to children and adults”, from the cemetery. Free. Information and booking: +33 (0) 6 64 74 26 69 – visitescoeurhistoire@laposte.net.

Location: Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados)
– 03:00 pm: guided tour “The landing told to children and adults” (in English), from the tourist office. Price: 5 euros per person, free for -12 years. Information and booking: +33 (0)6 64 74 26 69 – visitescoeurhistoire@laposte.net.

Location: Gonneville-en-Auge (Calvados)
– 09:30 am: historical hike “The Walk of Heroes”. Price: 12 euros per person, from 8 years old. Reservations: direction@batterie-merville.com.

Location: Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
– 09:30 am: Harley Davidson rally with presentation of more than 60 military motorcycles from the 1940s (WLA, WLC). Return expected around 17:00. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.

Location: Sainte Marie du Mont (Manche) – Utah Beach
– 09:00 am: 15 km hike with commented stops at Utah Beach and Sainte Marie du Mont. On registration. Open to reenactors and civilians. Information: +33 (0)2 33 71 53 35.

Location: Vouilly (Calvados)
– 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm: visit of the press room of the American war reporters, to the castle of Vouilly. Information: + 33(0)2 31 21 46 00.

Location: Carentan-les-Marais (Manche)
06:00 pm: ceremony for peace. Location to be specified.

Location: Basly (Calvados)
– 07:00 pm: ceremony in honor of the La Chaudière regiment, at the Maple Leaf monument. Information: siskocol@gmail.com.

Location: Carentan-les-Marais (Manche)
– 10:00 am: commemorative American Football game with players from the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions, at the Carentan stadium.
06:00 pm: welcome of military personnel in families for dinner. To participate: +33 (0)2 33 42 74 00.

Location: Picauville (Manche)
– 10:00 am: ceremony at the USAAF monument. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 00 18.

Location: Saint-Côme-du-Mont (Manche)
– 08:00 pm: first public release of the movie “The girl who wore freedom” at the D-Day Experience Museum.

Location: Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
– 06:00 pm: welcome of military personnel in families for dinner. To participate: +33 (0)2 33 42 74 00.

Location: Amfreville (Manche) – Rue du moulin
11:30 am: ceremony at the 507th (US) Parachute Infantry Regiment. This commemoration is followed by a parachuting of US forces, subject to favorable weather conditions. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 00 18.

Location: Asnelles (Calvados)
– 08:30 pm: concert evening by the Orphéon of Bayeux, place Mosnier, with arias and songs from the 1940’s. Information: +33 (0) 2 31 22 35 43.

Location: Bénouville (Calvados)
– 06:00 pm: reception of British veterans. Information: +33 (0) 2 31 44 62 01.

Location: Caen (Calvados)
– Schedule to be specified: ceremony in the British Garden of the Caen Memorial, in the presence of veterans and British authorities.

Location: Carentan-les-Marais (Manche)
– 11:30 am: parachuting of men in WW2 uniform near the Purple Heart Lane (RN 13, north of the city) from C-47 aircraft. Subject to favorable weather conditions.
– 04:30 pm: ceremony at Carré de Choux, in the presence of American veterans (Saint-Côme-du-Mont road).
– 05:30 pm: ceremony at the Signal monument (facing the town hall, Boulevard de Verdun).
– 06:00 pm: military parade to the port.
– 09:30 pm: concert of Nick Aaron (former actor of the Band of Brothers series) at the port of Plaisance.
– 11:30 pm: Fireworks at the harbor.

Location: Colleville-sur-Mer (Calvados)
– 05:30 pm: ceremony at the column of the 1st Infantry Division (in the extension of the American cemetery and the Wn 62). Information: +33 (0)2 31 51 62 00.
– 08:00 pm: open-air screening of the movie “Save Private Ryan”.
– 11:00 pm: fireworks.

Location: Foucarville (Manche)
– 09:00 pm: concert evening “Foucarville Bunker” with the West Celtc Pipe and Drum band.

Location: Gourbesville (Manche)  n°3 Le Bourg
– 10:00 am: ceremony at the monument of the 90th (US) Infantry Division and the 82nd (US) Airborne Division.

Location: Le Havre (Seinte-Maritime)
– 04:20 pm: overflight of C-47 aircraft over the city.

Location: Le Mesnil (Calvados)
– 09:00 am: ceremony honoring paratroopers and glidermen from the Commonwealth armed forces.

Location: Lion-sur-Mer (Calvados)
– 06:30 pm: concert with music of British tradition, in front of the town hall.

Location: Ouistreham (Calvados)
– 02:30 pm: wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial.
– 02:45 pm: tribute to the victims and the British and French commandos in the civil cemetery.
– 03:15 pm: wreath laying ceremony, avenue Winston Churchill.
– 03:30 pm: wreath laying ceremony at “La Rafale”, Pasteur avenue.
– 04:00 pm: wreath laying ceremony on the “Operation Gambit” stele at the Maritime Station. Veterans welcome at the Grand Bunker Museum.
– 04:15 pm: ceremony at the stele, roundabout avenue du grand large.
– 04:30 pm: ceremony at the stele, roundabout of the Saint-Aubin d’Arquenay road.

Location: Ranville (Calvados)
– 11:00 am: commemorative ceremony at the Pegasus Memorial Museum. Information: +33 (0)2 31 78 76 08.

– 04:00 pm: ceremony at the Canadian War Cemetery.
Location: Rots (Calvados)
04:00 pm: wine of honor in tribute to the veterans.

Location: Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche) – La Fière
– 10:45 pm: commented demonstration of a group of 16 pathfinders (parachutists responsible for marking and securing the drop zones in the first hours of the D-Day).

Location: Sannerville (Calvados)
– 06:00 pm: parachuting of active and reserve soldiers from a Douglas C-47 and C-130 Hercules aircraft from the British Air Assault Brigade. Subject to favorable weather conditions.

Publication on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings

D-Day Hour by Hour

This book explores more than 350 specific instances on D-Day, the starting point for the liberation of Western Europe. Marc Laurenceau makes us relive Operation Overlord hour by hour and minute by minute. These chronological “snapshots” enlighten us on the stakes, the resources involved and the consequences of one of the most daring military offensives.

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Location: Arromanches-les-Bains (Calvados)
– 09:15 am: mass in the church.
– 10:30 am: Dutch ceremony. Information: +33 (0)2 31 22 34 31.
– 02:15 pm: inauguration of the Garden of Memory.
– 03:15 pm: British ceremony. Information: +33 (0)2 31 22 34 31.
– 05:00 pm: parade of vintage vehicles in the city center.
– 09:00 pm: concert on the theme of the 1940s, followed by fireworks.

Location: Asnelles (Calvados)
– 08:45 am: historical hike of 20 kilometers to Port-en-Bessin (arrival at 17h00) in the footsteps of 47 Royal Marine Commando. Departure at the main car park, next to the bunker. Information: +33 (0) 2 31 21 92 33.

Location: Bayeux (Calvados)
– 10:00 am: British ceremony at the cathedral, attended by British and French authorities. Information: +33 (0)1 44 51 33 39.
– 12:15 pm: ceremony at the British military cemetery in the presence of civil and military authorities. Information: +33 (0)1 44 51 33 39.

Location: Bénouville (Calvados)
– 10:30 am: parade of the children of Bénouville and flowering of the British graves of the cemetery. Information: +33 (0)2 31 44 62 01.
– 11:15 am: arrival of 186 runners of the Veteran’s Charity Forces March.
– 12:45 pm: parade of veterans of the town hall at Pegasus Bridge.
– 01:00 pm: ceremony at Signal Monument, esplanade of Major Howard.
– 01:15 pm: inauguration of the “Pegasus Bridge: Peace Bridge between peoples”.
– 01:45 pm: ecumenical ceremony in front of the town hall.
– 02:15 pm: wreath laying at the 7th Para Battalion stele.
– 02:30 pm: wine reception at the multipurpose room.
– 04:00 pm: wreath laying at Commando Monument No. 4 in the presence of veterans near Pegasus Bridge.

Location: Bernières-sur-Mer (Calvados) 
– 8:00 am: commemorative ceremony at the Maison des Canadiens, 32 Promenade des Français.
– 09:30 am: ceremony at the monument of 288, route de Bény.
– 11:30 am: ceremony at the Canadian Monument, rue Queen’s own rifles of Canada.
– 9:00 pm: commemorative ceremony at the Maison des Canadiens, 32 Promenade des Français.

Location: Caen (Calvados)
– Schedules to be specified: ceremony in homage to the shots of the Prison of Caen in the presence of the families of the victims. Ceremonies in tribute to civilian victims, Caen Castle and Avenue de la Liberation in the presence of veterans and British authorities.

Location: Carentan-les-Marais (Manche) – Théâtre de Carentan – Rue de la Halle
– 09:00 pm: French play “Les Voilà!“, Written to commemorate the anniversary of the Normandy landings. Free admission.

Location: Colleville-Montgomery (Calvados) 🇫🇷
– 04:00 pm: ceremony in honor of the French Kieffer commando, Norman Resisters and civilian victims, in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron. Information and registration: click here.

Location: Colleville-sur-Mer (Calvados) 🇺🇸 🇫🇷
– 11:00 am: Franco-American binational ceremony at the military cemetery, in the presence of US President and France President. Information: dday75@abmc.gov. Registration: http://bit.ly/2IGdoHL.

Location: Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados)
– 12:00 pm: Franco-Canadian binational ceremony at the Juno Beach Center. Information: vac.ddaymedia-mediajourj.acc@canada.ca – +33 (0)1 44 43 22 58.
– 06:00 pm: International D-Day Ceremony, in the presence of Heads of State and Government, at the Juno Beach Center. Information and registration: click here.

Location: Douvres-la-Délivrande (Calvados)
– 03:00 pm: commemorative ceremony in Tailleville.

Location: Langrune-sur-Mer (Calvados)
– 06:30 pm: flags ceremony and parade in the city center.

Location: Osmanville (Calvados)
– 10:30 am: ceremony at the communal cemetery of the hamlet of Saint-Clément in the presence of Norwegian and French authorities. Information: +33 (0)1 44 43 22 58.

Location: Ouistreham (Calvados)
– 10:30 am: wreath laying ceremony at the Commandos Memorial.
– 10:45 am: inauguration of the statue of Commander Philippe Kieffer at the Commandos Memorial.
– 11:00 am: traditional ceremony of the Lorient Marines School, on the beach.

Location: Ranville (Calvados)
– 09:30 am: reception of veterans, speeches, national anthems and wreath laying in front of the commemorative plaque, crossroads of June 6th. Information: + 33 (0)2 31 78 76 08.
– 10:00 am: religious office
– 11:00 am: wreath laying at the monument to the French dead and the Belgian souvenir plaque.
– 11.15 am: souvenir service at the British military cemetery.
– 12:15 pm: wine reception at Henri Robin Hall.

Location: Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer (Calvados)
– 09:30 am: ecumenical ceremony on Nan Red Beach.
– 10:30 am: commemorative ceremony at Square des Canadiens.
– 11:45 am: tribute to civilian victims, organized at the cemetery.
– 02:00 pm: historical hike in the footsteps of the North Shore Regiment, in the direction of Tailleville (town of Douvres-la-Délivrande).

Location: Saint-James (Manche)
– 11:00 am: commemorative ceremony at the American military cemetery, in the presence of veterans.

Location: Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche) – Utah Beach
– 08:45 am: ceremony in honor of the tactical and strategic leaders of Operation Overlord at the Major Dick monument Richard Winters “Leadership” monument, 913 provincial road (“route départementale“) to Utah Beach. Organization: Association D-Day Overlord. All available places have already been distributed, it is no longer possible to register for this event. Only veterans and their escorts will be allowed by the police to enter the ceremony: click here.
– 09:15 am: ceremony at the French-Danish monument. Information: : RJ.Essink@mindef.nl – +31 40 2665101.
– 05:00 pm: ceremony near the Utah Beach museum. Information: +33 (0)2 33 71 53 35.

Location: Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
– 02:00 pm: demonstration commented and animated by reenactors on the embarkation of paratroopers in period dress, church square.
– 04:00 pm: ceremony at the stele of Alexandre Renaud, former mayor of Sainte-Mère-Eglise.
– 04:30 pm: mass in the church.
– 05:30 pm: ceremony at the monument of AVA, place of June 6th.
– 08:30 pm: concert for peace, place of June 6th.

Location: Ver-sur-Mer (Calvados) 🇬🇧 🇫🇷
– 08:30 am: Franco-British binational ceremony on the occasion of the inauguration of the British Normandy Memorial, in the presence of British Prime Minister and France’s President. Information: +33 (0)1 44 51 33 39.

Location: Amfreville (Manche)
– 10:00 am: ceremony at the Charles DeGlopper monument, 1 Hameau Flaux road.
– 04:00 pm: ceremony at the “Vergers Timmes” site, path of the Tiers.

Location: Arromanches (Calvados)
– 10:00 am: inauguration of a plaque in the presence of Czech authorities. Information: +33 (0)2 31 22 34 31.
– 02:00 pm to 11:00 pm: musical entertainment in the city center.

Location: Bayeux (Calvados)
– 07:00 pm: Liberation ball with catering on site. Information: +33 (0)2 31 92 03 30.

Location: Bénouville (Calvados)
– 11:30 am: arrival of the March of the Commandos, place of the Town hall.
– 11:45 am: wreath laying at the monument of Commando N°4 in honor of Léon Gautier.
– 12:15 pm: ceremony at Signal Monument, esplanade Major Howard.
– 06.30 pm: parade of military vehicles.

Location: Beuzeville-au-Plain (Manche)
– 05:00 pm: ceremony at the stele, Place Bienaimé Agnès.

Location: Bretteville-l’Orgueilleuse (Calvados) 
– 02:30 pm: ceremony commemorating the liberation of the town in the presence of civilian and military authorities, place des Canadiens. Organization: Up the Johns Association.

Location: Caen (Calvados)
– Schedules to be specified: Canadian remembrance ceremonies in the Canadian garden at the Memorial of Caen, at the place de l’ancienne boucherie and at the Abbey of Ardenne in the presence of Canadian authorities.

Location: Carentan-les-Marais (Manche)
– 10:00 am: ceremony in the presence of American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division, Republic Square.
– 11:30 am: departure of the Carentan Liberty March. Information: carentanlibertymarch@outlook.com.
– Schedule to be specified: ceremony at the Cole Monument, inauguration of the Purple Heart Lane (RN 13, north of Carentan) in the presence of troops of the 101st (US) Airborne Division.

Location: Carpiquet (Calvados)
– 10:00 am – 05:00 pm: air show at the airfield organized by the company “Daks over Normandy” with the gathering of dozens of C-47 aircraft. Signing sessions by authors of works on the Battle of Normandy. Prices: families 50 euros, adults 20 euros, children 10 euros. Free for children under 8.
– 10:30 am: take-off Dakota formation flight.
– 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: morning flight program (Dakota formation demo, parachute jump free fall team, flight demo C-53 LN-WND).
– 11:30 am: landing Dakota formation flight.
– 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm: afternoon flight program (Dakota formation demo, parachute jump free fall team, flight demo C-53 LN-WND).

Location: Chef-du-Pont (Manche)
– 12:00 pm: country meal near the Rex Combs Square.
– 14:00 pm: ceremony at the Rex Combs Square.

Location: Cintheaux (Calvados)
– 10:00 am: ceremony at the Canadian War Cemetery.
Location: Colomby-Anguerny (Calvados)
– 06:45 pm: ceremony in tribute to Bill Ross, a Canadian veteran who died in 2016, in front of the stele of La Chaudière regiment. Information: mairie@anguerny.fr.
– 06:45 pm: inauguration of the new name of the primary school.
– 07:45 pm: ceremony of La Chaudière regiment.
– 11:00 pm: fireworks.
Location: Cresserons (Calvados)
– 06:00 pm: ceremony in front of the stele, 22nd Dragon Square. Inauguration of Ian Hammerton Square.
Location: Luc-sur-Mer (Calvados)
– 06:30 pm: ceremony with veterans and families.

Location: Picauville (Manche)
– 06:30 pm: ceremony at the 90th ID monument, followed by a meal on registration. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 00 18.

Location: Port-en-Bessin (Calvados)
– 03:00 pm: parade of military vehicles and re-enactors in period dress. Information: +33 (0)2 31 21 92 33.
– 07:00 pm: concert of the Royal Marines orchestra.

Location: Quinéville (Manche)
– 03:00 pm: ceremony at the 39th Infantry Regiment monument. Information: +33 (0)2 33 95 95 95.

Location: Ranville (Calvados)
– 10:45 am: deposit of wreaths at the stele of Longueval.
– 11:30 am: cocktail reception at Henri Robin Hall.

Location: Sainteny (Manche)
– 10:30 am: wreath laying at the Roserie stele (Virgin of the Roserie) in the presence of veterans.
– 11:15 am: wreath laying at the stele of the Forges (D971 road, at the crossroads with the D97 road), followed by a reception.

Location: Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche) – Utah Beach
– 05:45 pm: commemorative jump organized by the Airborne School France-Bretagne. Subject to favorable weather conditions.
– 07:30 pm: concert on the esplanade of the Utah Beach Museum.

Location: Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
– 09:00 am: ceremony at the stele of the 3 temporary cemeteries. Information: 02 33 41 31 18.
– 09:30 am: mass of the memory in the church Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption.
– 10:45 am: ceremony at Signal monument, 6th of June place.
– 11:35 am: wreath laying at the terminal 0 in tribute to the civilian victims, facing the town hall at No. 6, rue du Cap-de-Laine.
– 11:45 am: wreath layin at the stele of Generals Gavin and Ridgway.
– 07:00 pm: “Banquet of Liberty”. FULL. Friendly meal with the military of several nationalities. By reservation at the Tourist Office at Sainte Mère Eglise: +33 (0)2 33 21 00 33 or ot.sme@ccbdc.fr. Prices: Adults: 36 € – Children (7-12 years): 15 €. Free child -7 years (payment before April 15th mandatory, check payable to AVA).
– 09:00 pm: La Jazz en vadrouille concert, Place du 6 Juin, then Ladies for Liberty.

Location: Sannerville (Calvados)
– 11:30 am: commemorative airdrops by British active and reserve soldiers. Subject to favorable weather conditions.

Location: Amfreville (Manche)
– 10:00 am: ceremony on the Chaplain Maternowski site, village of La Gueuteville.
– 11:30 am: religious office in the chapel of Cauqigny.
– 04:00 pm: commented historical hike of 8 km. Comments on the battles of the 82nd (US) Airborne Division. Meet at the parking lot of the communal hall. Reenactors allowed without a real or dummy weapon. Limited places. Price: 2 €/pers. (free for under 10s). Souvenir booklet: 4 €. Mandatory registration at the Tourist Office – +33 (0)2 33 21 00 33 or ot.sme@ccbdc.fr.

Location: Anisy (Calvados)
– 08:30 pm: radio show free bookmark on the theme of the 1940s. Information: infos@terresdenacre.com.

Location: Angoville-au-Plain (Manche)
– 10:30 am: mass in the church.
– 11.30 am: commemorative ceremony.

Location: Arromanches-les-Bains (Calvados)
– 08:15 am: 7th edition of the “D-Day Cross Triathlon”. Information: +33 (0)2 31 22 34 31.
– 02:30 pm: air meeting. Information: +33 (0)2 31 22 34 31.
– 11:30 pm: fireworks.

Location: Asnelles (Calvados)
– 09:00 am: Historical hike to Gold Beach, departing from Ver-La Rivière beach.

Location: Bayeux (Calvados)
– 11:00 am: British military parade of the Royal Yeomanry Regiment in the city center.
– 3:00 pm: commemorative sports meeting at Henry Jeanne Stadium between FC Bayeux and British Royal Yeomanry Regiment.

Location: Bernières-sur-Mer (Calvados)
– 03:00 pm: gathering of sailing and rowing boats, landing and parade of bagpipers, on the beach and at sea. Activities organized as part of “La Bernièraise”. Information: +33 (0) 6 02 69 38 59 – labernieraise@orange.fr.
– 04:00 pm: parade of bagpipers on the beach. Information: infos@terresdenacre.com.

Location: Bretteville-l’Orgueilleuse (Calvados) 
– 03:00 pm: reenactors parade, preceded by more than 30 Scottish musicians. The parade on foot will be followed by a parade of civilian and military vehicles from the 1940s.
– 07:00 pm: 4th edition of the liberation ball “Up the Johns! Liberty Bal” hosted by the group Dancing Day, room Le Studio. Snack and catering on site.

Location: Carentan-les-Marais (Manche)
– 04:30 pm: parade with the arrival of the exodus on the place of the Republic followed by the arrival of Carentan Liberty March. In the presence of 10th Airborne soldiers and American veterans.
– 08:30 pm: liberation ball, rue de la Halle. Entry: 10 €. On-site catering. Organization: Carentan Liberty Group.

Location: Carpiquet (Calvados)
– 10:00 am – 05:00 pm: air show at the airfield organized by the company “Daks over Normandy” with the gathering of dozens of C-47 aircraft. Signing sessions by authors of works on the Battle of Normandy. Prices: families 50 euros, adults 20 euros, children 10 euros. Free for children under 8.
– 10:30 am: take-off Dakota formation flight.
– 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: morning flight program (Dakota formation demo, parachute jump free fall team, flight demo C-53 LN-WND).
– 11:30 am: landing Dakota formation flight.
– 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm: afternoon flight program (Dakota formation demo, parachute jump free fall team, flight demo C-53 LN-WND).

Location: Coigny (Manche) – Franquetot Castle
– 03:00 pm: ceremony in honor of the pilots and staff of the 358th Fighter Group of the USAAF, in the presence of US military, in front of the castle of Franquetot. Organization: Association D-Day Overlord.

Location: Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados)
– 10:00 am to 06:00 pm: military vehicles meet at the Juno Beach Center. Information: communication@junobeach.org.
– 10:45 am: ceremonies and parades in the city.
– 08:30 pm: projection of the 3D film “D-Day, Normandy 1944” at the Cinema de la Gare. Information: cinemadelagare@orange.fr.

Location: Ecausseville (Manche) – Dirigible hangar, La Lande
– 10:00 am: inauguration of the monument in memory of American soldiers and civilians of Ecausseville. This event will be followed by a reception.
– 03:30 pm: parachuting close to the hangar of reenactors. Subject to favorable weather conditions. Information: +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02.

Location: Foucarville (Manche)
– 10:30 am: ceremony at the site of the German prison camp.

Location: Graignes-Mesnil-Angot (Manche)
– 05:00 pm: airdrop of American soldiers. Subject to favorable weather conditions.

Location: Graye-sur-Mer (Calvados)
– 09:30 am: historic hike (9 km) in the footsteps of Canadian and British military. Departure from the car park, avenue du General de Gaulle. Registration: officedetourisme@cdc-stm.fr.

Location: Isigny-sur-Mer (Calvados) – Maison de la Presse, 2 Rue des Religieuses
– 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm : signing session by Marc Laurenceau at the Maison de la Presse at the occasion of the publication of his book “D-Day Hour by Hour” dedicated to the landing of Normandy. Information: +33 (0)2 31 22 07 40.

Location: Luc-sur-Mer (Calvados)
– 02:00 pm: parade of military Jeeps in the city center.
– 02:00 pm to 08:00 pm: musical entertainment on the seafront.

Location: Ouistreham (Calvados)
– 04:00 pm to 06:00 pm: parade of dozens of military collection vehicles, departure from Lion’s road and arrival at the land of the meadows of the sea.
– 08:30 pm: concert of bagpipes in Saint-Samson church.

Location: Ranville British War Cemetery (Calvados)1 County Street Louis de Rohan Chabot, 14860 Ranville
11:00 am: ceremony in honor 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. Organization: Association D-Day Overlord.

Location: Saint-André-de-l’Eure (Eure) – Airfield
– 11:00 am – 06:00 pm: static presentation of WWII aircraft participating in the operation “L-Birds back to Normandy”. Information: contact@l-birds.fr.

Location: Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
– 09:00 am to 08:00 pm: D-Day Memorial Parade organized by Historic Programs, with the participation of 3,000 musicians from 15 US states.
– 09:00 pm: musical entertainment with the group Les Refrains d’entour, place du 6 juin.
– 10:45 pm: rehearsal demonstrations on the camp Géronimo (3 km from Sainte-Mère-Eglise, towards Picauville). Use of anti-aircraft search lights.

Location: Sannerville (Calvados)
– 10:00 am: commemorative airdrops by British active and reserve soldiers. Subject to favorable weather conditions.
– 06:00 pm: commemorative airdrops by British active and reserve soldiers. Subject to favorable weather conditions.

Location: Tilly-sur-Seulles (Calvados)
– 01:30 pm: lecture on the participation of the Amerindians in the Second World War in the village hall. Information: association@tilly1944.com.
– 08:30 pm: concert at the stadium, followed by fireworks.

Location: Arromanches-les-Bains (Calvados)
– 09:00 am: Cross-triathlon with swimming at sea, mountain bike and trail. Rates: from 13 to 23 euros per person. Information: +33 (0)6 12 42 86 67 – usccaentriathlon14@gmail.com.

Location: Bayeux (Calvados)
– 11:00 am: parade of military vehicles in the main street.

Location: Brévands (Manche)
– 11:00 am: ceremony in honor of the American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division. Information: filthy.13@hotmail.com.

Location: Carentan-les-Marais (Manche)
– 02:00 pm: Nautical parade in the harbor.
– 05:00 pm: choir of the Carentelle who sings classics of the 1940s.

Location: Ecausseville (Manche) – La Lande
– 08:30 pm: Peace Ball at the dirigible hangar. Information: +33 (0)2 33 08 56 02.

Location: Grandcamp-Maisy (Calvados) – Maisy battery
Event: at 11:00 am, ceremony in memory of the fights of the Maisy battery, led in particular by the 5th (US) Ranger Battalion, organized by the Maisy Battery Museum. Participation of the D-Day Overlord association.

Location: Plumetot (Calvados)
– 10:30 am: inauguration ceremony of the monument dedicated to Polish pilots engaged in the Battle of Normandy.

Location: Saint-Côme-du-Mont (Manche)
– 10:00 am: commemorative ceremony.

Location: Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (Calvados)
– 07:00 pm to midnight: picnic on the seafront with entertainment. Information: +33 (0)2 31 21 16 00 – accueil@isigny-omaha-tourisme.fr.

Location: Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche department) – Utah Beach
– 12:00 pm: departure of the “19.44” race from Utah to Carentan.
– 07:00 pm: Ball of the 4th (US) Infantry Division, nicknamed “Ivy”, church square. Information: +33 (0)2 33 71 56 54.

Location: Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
– 11:00 am: parachute of reenactors in WW2 outfits with the participation of Liberty Jump at La Fière. Subject to favorable weather conditions.
– 01:00 pm: massive parachute with the participation of 1000 paratroopers and 30 aircraft from different nations at La Fière. Subject to favorable weather conditions.
– 03:00 pm: ceremony at the Iron Mike monument, La Fière.
– 03:00 pm: musical entertainment, place of 6th of June.
– 05:45 pm: parade of airborne troops in the city.
– 06:00 pm: parade of vintage military vehicles in the city.
– 08:45 pm: musical entertainment in town.
– 11:30 pm: fireworks, place of June 6th.

Location: Tilly-sur-Seulles (Calvados)
– 09:30 am to 06:00 pm: 11th edition of the book fair of the Battle of Normandy, the museum of the Battle of Tilly-sur-Seulles. Information: association@tilly1944.com.

Location: Arromanches-les-Bains (Calvados)
– 09:30 am: departure of the Peace March towards Courseulles-sur-Mer, along the coast. Information: f.foubert@ville-courseulles.fr.

Location: Foucarville (Manche)
– 03:00 pm: ceremony at the former German prison camp.

Location: Saint-Germain-de-Varreville (Manche)
– 2nd edition of the race “La Varrevillaise” – Pathfinders Trail – Walk. Contact and registration (fee): CMF +33 (0)6 04 07 53 83 – valognesherve@gmail.com.

Location: Saint-Hilaire-Petitville (Manche)
– 10:00 am: inauguration of the fresco for Liberty, rue d’Isigny.
– 11:00 am: ceremony at the Tucker monument.

Location: Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche)
– 10:30 am Commanche memorial ceremony on Utah Beach.

Location: Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
– 11:00 am: meeting of May, Escher and Steele families, place of June 6th.
– 11:30 am: musical entertainment with the Harmonie de l’Etoile Sottevastaise..
– 12:00 pm: Normandy Day picnic.
– 12:30 pm – 06:00 pm: musical entertainment with Howlin ‘Fox and shows.

Location: Rots (Calvados)
– 04:30 pm: ceremony in memory of the 22 fighters of No.46 Royal Marine Commando killed during the liberation of the commune, at the monument in memory of No.46 RMC (place du 46th Royal Marine Commando). Information: jeffhewitt116@icloud.com.

Location: Carentan-les-Marais (Manche)
– Schedule to be specified: ceremony commemorating the liberation of the city.

Location: Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados)
– 07:00 pm: lecture at the Juno Beach Center with Tom Wilson, Anglican Canadian priest, on the theme of the Allied chaplains during the Battle of Normandy. Information: +33 (0)2 31 37 32 17 –communication@junobeach.org.

Location: Bretteville-l’Orgueilleuse (Calvados) 
– 07:00 pm: country liberation ball in the heart of the “Oak Line Camp” (sports plateau) and hosted by Miss Paramount. Snack and catering on site.

Location: Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
– Schedule to be specified. Peace festival: animations by the young people and Goespel concert, place of June 6th.

Location: Vouilly (Calvados)
– 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm: visit of the press room of the American war reporters, to the castle of Vouilly. Information: + 33(0)2 31 21 46 00.

Location: Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
– Schedule to be specified. Peace festival: solemn mass, conference and polyphonic mass. Information: Notre Dame de la Paix parish: +33 (0)2 33 41 41 48.

Location: Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche)
– Schedule to be specified. 6 km “Then and Now” commented walk including a photo exhibition at the Utah Beach Museum. Price: 4 euros per person. Reservations required at: musee@utah-beach.com.

Location: Caen (Calvados)
– Schedule to be specified. Ceremony of the liberation of the left bank of Caen followed by a ball of the Liberation.

Location: Portbail (Manche)
– 02:15 pm: guided hiking (8 km). Departure in front of the town hall. Information: portbail1944@orange.fr.

Location: Saint-Lô-d’Ourville (Manche)
– 08:30 pm: projection of the movie “Port-Bail on Sea and its memories” in the multipurpose room.

Location: Portbail (Manche)
– 02:15 pm: Commented bike ride of 15 km, and “General Eisenhower” hike (20 km). Departure in front of the town hall. Information: portbail1944@orange.fr.

Location: Saint-Lô d’Ourville (Manche)
– 07:00 pm: “American” picnic.

Location: Caen (Calvados)
– Schedule to be specified. Ceremony of the liberation of the right bank of Caen followed by a ball of the Liberation.

Location: Carteret (Manche)
– 03:00 pm: demonstration of a rail Dodge at the station.

Location: Port-Bail (Manche)
– 04:00 pm: demonstration of a rail Dodge at the station.
– 04:30 pm: French conference “The resistance in the Cotentin”, at the station.
– 10:30 pm: drop of 1000 lanterns on the beach.

Location: Port-Bail (Manche)
– 09:30 am: tribute to Father Albert Haupais and Colonel King (in the village of La Rivière).
– 10:30 am: wreaths lying at the War Memorial.
– 11:30 am: inauguration ceremony of the monument “The price of freedom”.
– 12:00 pm: wine reception.
– 02:30 pm: parade of the liberation and animations.
– 05:00 pm: parachuting in the harbor.
– 10:30 pm: night parade of the liberation.

Location: Denneville (Manche)
– 09:30 am: commemorative ceremony
– 11:30 am: American blessing at Omonville Castle.

Location: Saint-Lô-d’Ourville (Manche)
– 10:30 am: inauguration of the “Wall of Memories”, behind the town hall.

Location: Port-Bail (Manche)
– 11:30 am: parade of the liberation and animations.
– 03:00 pm: aerial photo for the nomination of the landing beaches in the UNESCO world ranking, at the harbor.
– 10:00 pm: torchlight parade.
– 11:00 pm: closing firework.

Location: Cerisy-la-Salle (Manche)
– 03:30 pm: ceremony and inauguration of a moment in memory of the P-47 fighter-bomber pilot Joseph T. Cagney, who died in Cerisy-la-Salle on July 29, 1944. This tribute will be made in the presence of the family of the American pilot. Location: locality “Le Coton” on the RD 29. Organization: Association D-Day Overlord.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Location: Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados) – Acadian Week Festival
– 10:00 am to 12:00 pm: workshop with Joelle – Maison de l’Acadie.
– 02:00 pm to 06:00 pm: discovery rally in the footsteps of Canadian and Acadian soldiers – Departure from the Maison de l’Acadie.
– 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm: “Gourmet break” tasting with Acadian products – Maison de l’Acadie.
– 04:00 pm to 06:00 pm: Screening of the program “Faut pas rêver” on l’Acadie – Salle du cinéma de la Gare.
– 04:30 pm to 06:00 pm: country dance workshop in front of the carousel.


Friday, August 9, 2019

Location: Bény-sur-Mer (Calvados) – Acadian Week Festival
– 11:30 am: ceremony honoring the Acadian soldiers – Canadian War Cemetery.

Location: Bernières-sur-Mer (Calvados) – Acadian Week Festival
– 10:00 am: ceremony in honor of the Acadian soldiers – Nan Red Beach.

Location: Carpiquet (Calvados) – Acadian Week Festival
– 04:00 pm: ceremony in honor of the Acadian soldiers – Memorial.
– 05:00 pm: concert by Carolyne Jomphe (Québec) (French songs) – Theater.

Location: Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados) – Acadian Week Festival
– 10:00 am to 12:00 pm: the tintamarre workshops, led by Joelle – Maison de l’Acadie.
– 02:00 pm: departure of the North Shore cyclo-historic ride between Courseulles-sur-Mer and Carpiquet – Rendez-vous in front of the Maison de l’Acadie.
– 03 pm to 06 pm: “Gourmet break”, paid tasting of Acadian products – Maison de l’Acadie.
– 04:00 pm: screening of the documentary “Liberator liberated” – Cinema Hall of the Station.
– 04:30 pm to 06 pm: Country Dance Workshop – In front of the carousel.
– 05:30 pm: screening of the documentary “Secret Code: Carrots are cooked”.
– 07:00: small paid restoration – Room of the Edit.
– 09:00 pm: concert “Acadians sing peace” – Salle de l’Edit, entry fee: 5 euros.


Saturday, August 10, 2019

Location: Authie (Calvados) – Acadian Week Festival
-11:30 am: ceremony in honor of the Acadian soldiers – Memorial to the Canadians.

Location: Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados) – Acadian Week Festival
– 10:00 am: ceremony honoring the Acadian soldiers – Juno Beach Center.
– 3 pm to 6 pm: “gourmet break” paid tasting of Acadian products – Maison de l’Acadie.
– 03:30 pm: military vehicle parade of the 40s – Departure market place, arrival place of General de Gaulle and Juno Beach Center.
– 04.30 pm to 6 pm: dance swing animation – In front of the carousel.
– 05:00 pm: concert of the musicians of Colby Arsenault and Janelle Arsenault (Prince Edward Island) – Juno Beach Center.
– 07:00 pm: small paid restoration – Room of the Edit.
– 08:30 pm: concert by Claude Cormier (Québec/Madeleine Islands) – Salle de l’Edit. Entry fee: 7 euros.

Location: Luc-sur-Mer (Calvados) – Acadian Week Festival
– 03:30 pm: Sligo band concert (Québec/Madeleine Islands) – Casino Tranchant.
– 04:45 pm: concert by Isabelle Pelletier (New Brunswick) – Casino Tranchant.
– 06:00 pm: concert by Gerry Boudreau (Nova Scotia) – Casino Tranchant.


Sunday, August 11, 2019

Location: Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados) – Acadian Week Festival
– 12:00 pm: country concert with Gerry Boudreau (Nova Scotia) – Maison de l’Acadie.
– 2 pm to 7 pm: Liberation Ball – Room of the Omac. Entry fee: 5 euros
– 04:00 pm: Dance animation with the Bay in joy (Nova Scotia) – In front of the Maison de l’Acadie.
– 05:30 pm to 7 pm: aperitif concert with Claude Cormier (Quebec City/Madeleine Islands) – Hôtel de Paris.
– 08:00 pm: Diane Tell concert (Québec) – Salle de l’Edit. Entry fee: 18 euros

Location: Luc-sur-Mer (Calvados) – Acadian Week Festival
– 04:00 pm: Elles 2 Ils concert (Prince Edward Island/Madeleine Islands) – Casino Tranchant.
– 05:30 pm: concert by Carolyne Jomphe (Quebec) french songs – Casino Tranchant.


Monday, August 12, 2019

Location: Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados) – Acadian Week Festival
– 10:00 am to 12:00 pm: kite decoration workshop – Maison de l’Acadie. Paid: 10 euros.
– 10:00 am to 11:00 am: jitter animation with 112 Agreements (Prince Edward Island) – Recreation Center.
– 01:00 pm to 07:00 pm: demonstration of white giant kites on the theme of Peace with Gerard Clément – Beach.
– 04:30 pm: Elles 2 Ils concert (Prince Edward Island/Madeleine Islands) – Juno Beach Center.
– 6 pm to 7 pm : screening of the documentary “The Wings of the World” by Marie Cadieux – Salle du Cinéma de la Gare.
– 07:00 pm : small paid restoration – Room of the Edit.
– 08:30 pm: double concert of Carolyne Jomphe (Quebec) and Gerry Boudreau (Nova Scotia) – Salle de l’Edit. Entry fee: 7 euros.

Location: Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer (Calvados) – Acadian Week Festival
– 02:00 pm: departure of “L’Acadienne”, commented hiking to the Juno Beach Center – Departure square of the Canadians.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Location: Bernières-sur-Mer (Calvados) – Acadian Week Festival
– 05:00 pm: Bay of Joy show (Nova Scotia) – Room of the Sea.

Location: Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados) – Acadian Week Festival
– 1 pm to 7 pm: demonstration of white giant kites on the theme of Peace with Gerard Clément – Beach.
– 03:00 pm: screening of the documentary “The Wings of the World” by Marie Cadieux – Salle du Cinéma de la Gare.
– 3 pm to 04:30 pm: initiation to the jig with Pierrette Arsenault (Prince Edward Island) – In front of the carousel.
– 04:30 pm: concert by Carolyne Jomphe (Québec) – OMAC Room.
– 06:00 pm: concert by Claude Cormier (Québec/Madeleine Islands) – OMAC Room.
– 07:00 pm: small paid restoration – Room of the Edit.
– 09:00 pm: Acadian youth concert: The Bay in Joy, Isabelle Pelletier, Elles 2 They, Aniya, the Sligo group – Salle de l’Edit. Entry fee: 5 euros.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Location: Douvres-la-Délivrande (Calvados) – Acadian Week Festival
– 10:00 am to 11:00 am: jitter animation with Bay in Joy (Nova Scotia) – ADAJ.

Location: Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados) – Acadian Week Festival
– 03:00 pm: concert by Gerry Boudreau (Nova Scotia) – OMAC Room.
– 04:15 pm: concert by Isabelle Pelletier (New Brunswick) – OMAC Room.
– 05:30 pm: Concert in tribute to Félix Leclerc Claud Michaud (Québec) – OMAC Room.
– 07:00 pm: Paying snacks – Salle de l’Edit.
– 08:00 pm: concert by Suroît Group (Québec/Madeleine Islands) with first part Elles 2 Ils (Prince Edward Island/Madeleine Islands) – Salle de l’Edit. Entry fee: 10 euros.
– 11:00 pm: fireworks – Dyke.

Location: Tailleville (Calvados) – Acadian Week Festival
– 2 pm to 4 pm: musical entertainment with Elles 2 Ils (Prince-Edward-Island) and the group Sligo (Madeleine Islands) – Emmaus.


Thursday August 15th, 2019

Location: Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados) – Acadian Week Festival
– 01:30 pm to 04:30 pm: makeup for the din – in front of the Maison de l’Acadie.
– 2 pm to 3 pm: Sligo group concert (Québec / Iles-de-la-Madeleine) – In front of the Maison de l’Acadie.
– 03:00 pm: concert with Gerry Boudreau (Nova Scotia) and the Prince Edward Island Jitter Dancers – in front of Maison de l’Acadie.
– 04:30 pm: departure of the big din – Dike.
– 05:00 pm: concert by Carolyne Jomphe (Québec) and the dancers from La Baie en Joie (Nova Scotia) – In front of the Maison de l’Acadie.
– 07:00 pm: dinner closing show with Carolyne Jomphe, Claude Cormier, Elles 2 They, Gerry Boudreau, Isabelle Pelletier, the Bay in Joy, the Sligo-Salle group of the Edit. Entry 26 euros, reservation required before August 14, 2019.

Location: Merville-Franceville-Plage (Calvados)
– 11:00 am: wreath laying in honor of the Belgian soldiers of the Piron Brigade at the N ° 4, rue Alexandre de Lavergne.
– 02:00 pm: wreath laying in honor of the Belgian soldiers of the Piron Brigade at the battery of Merville.

Location: Sallenelles (Calvados)
– 10:00 am: wreath laying in honor of the Belgian soldiers of the Piron Brigade next to the Mairie, rue André-Pierre Marie.

Location: Ranville (Calvados) – Military cemetery
– 11:30 am: wreath laying on the grave of Edouard Gerard, first Belgian of the Piron Brigade killed in action during the Battle of Normandy.

Location: Cabourg (Calvados)
– 09:30 am: ceremony at the Pont de la Piron Brigade (on the Dives Avenue General Leclerc).
– 10:00 am: ceremony at the monument of the Piron Brigade, square of Poilus.

Location: Dozulé (Calvados)
– 04:00 pm: ceremony in tribute to the Piron Brigade, at the crossroads between the D675 and Rue de Verdun.

Location: Auberville (Calvados)
– 10:30 am: ceremony in tribute to the Piron Brigade, at the crossroads between the D513 and the Rue des Bruyères.

Location: Villers-sur-Mer (Calvados)
– 03:30 pm: ceremony at the WWI memorial (facing the church) in tribute to the Piron Brigade.

Location : Bénerville-sur-Mer (Calvados)
– 03:00 pm: inauguration of the square “Brigade Piron”, on the site of the current WWI Memorial, rue de Lietout.

Location: Blonville-sur-Mer (Calvados)
– 11:00 am: ceremony in tribute of the Belgian soldiers, Avenue Brigade Piron.

Location: Tourgeville (Calvados)
– 10:00 am: ceremony in tribute to the Piron Brigade at the town hall, rue de l’église.

Location: Deauville (Calvados)
– 03:00 pm: ceremony at the Pont des Belges, between Deauville and Trouville.

Location: Saint-Arnoult (Calvados)
– 11:00 am: ceremony at the stele of the Piron Brigade at the Ox & Bucks bridge, over the Touques.

Location: Trouville (Calvados)
– 04:00 pm: ceremony in tribute to the Belgian soldiers, square of the Piron Brigade.

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