2020 Normandy landings commemorations
D-Day 76th anniversary
[D-Day Overlord press release concerning the 2020 commemorations]
On April 13, 2020, the French State decided to forbid public gatherings and the organization of festivals until mid-July 2020 due to the Covid-19 health crisis.
As a result, and not waiting for the series of cancellations to come, all commemorative events have been removed from this page. For the first time since 2001, I will not have the pleasure of presenting the calendar of the D-Day commemorations on my website.
I have a special thought for veterans, some of whom left us after contracting the Coronavirus. We will not forget them, even if the commemorations will not take place as usual.
I invite you to meet on this page on June 6, 2020 for a virtual tribute, as well as next year for the organization of the next commemorations in Normandy. Until then, take care.
[#DDayOverlordLive Project – Call for volunteers – D-Day 76th anniversary of D-Day]
If you can’t go to Normandy, Normandy will come to you!
Despite the cancellation of many ceremonies due to the Covid-19 health crisis, some of you will nevertheless be present in Normandy to pay tribute in their own way to the veterans of June 6, 1944 and to their brothers in arms who gave their life for our freedom. In addition, ceremonies in select committees should be organized by local authorities.
I appeal to all those who will be in Normandy from June 5 to 7, 2020 to broadcast commemorative events on their Facebook or Youtube account. Museums, associations, enthusiasts: with your mobile phones, film the events related to D-Day commemorations and publish them online, with the hashtag #DDayOverlordLive.
Thanks to this hashtag, your videos will be shared on the D-Day Overlord Facebook page and thus accessible to the world. Veterans and their families will be able to watch them from home, as will all those interested in this historic event.
Volunteers can already contact me by private messaging or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to present their project!
We are all counting on you with the hashtag #DDayOverlordLive!
I appeal to people who will be in #Normandy from June 5 to 7, 2020. Museums, associations, enthusiasts: film the ceremonies with limited participation in connection with the #DDay76 commemorations and publish the videos with the hashtag #DDayOverlordLive. They will be shared here
— Marc Laurenceau – D-Day Overlord (@MarcLaurenceau) April 26, 2020
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