D-Day and battle of Normandy 78th anniversary – 2022

2022 Normandy landings commemorations

D-Day 78th anniversary

Normandy D-Day Veterans

Warning: You will find on this page the commemorations currently planned for the 78th anniversary of the D-Day. They are subject to the authorization of the competent authorities and last minute changes may occur. For more information, please contact the organizers.

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
    – 5:00 pm : arrival of the Peace March. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.

From May 28 to June 8, 2022

  • Méautis (Manche)
    – 9 am – 6 pm: reenactment of a military camp with presentation of equipment and animations. Information: +33 (0)2 33 42 03 22.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
    – 10 am – 6 pm: book fair “Histoire et Mémoire” at the parking of the covered market. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

  • Hiesville (Manche)
    – 4:00 pm: 9 km guided historical walk on the tracks of the 101st Airborne Division paratroopers. Limited places. Price: 2€/person. Reservation required: +33 (0)2 33 21 00 33 or ot.sme@ccbdc.fr.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

  • Amfreville (Manche)
    – 11:30 am : ceremony at the 507th (US) Parachute Infantry Regiment monument. Information : +33 (0)6 71 26 22 09.
  • Azeville (Manche)
    – 1:00 pm: parachuting of re-enactors in period costume (subject to favorable weather conditions). Information: +33 (0)2 33 40 63 05.
  • Beuzeville-au-Plain (Manche)
    – 6:30 pm: ceremony in Bienaimé Agnés square. Information: +33 (0)2 33 40 63 05.
  • Gourbesville (Manche)
    – 10:00 am: Ceremony at the 82nd (US) Airborne Division and 90th (US) Infantry Division Memorial at City Hall. Information: +33 (0)6 71 26 22 09.

From June 1 to 7, 2022

  • Carquebut (Manche)
    – 10am-6pm: reenactment of a military camp at the castle of Franquetot. Information: +33 (0)2 33 71 56 54.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

  • Amfreville (Manche)
    – 1:30 pm: mass and blessing of the stained glass window in honor of Chaplain Maternowski at the chapel of Cauquigny. Information: +33 (0)6 71 26 22 09.
  • Carentan-les-Marais (Manche)
    – Screenings of the film ” The Girl Who Wore Freedom ” at the Cotentin cinema. Screenings at 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm in the presence of director Christian Taylor.
    – 4:30 pm: inauguration of a stele in homage to the 2nd (US) Armored Division at the town hall.
    Information: +33 (0)2 33 42 74 00.
  • Picauville (Manche)
    – 10:00 am : ceremony at the 9th (US) Air Force monument. Information : +33 (0)2 33 41 02 48.
    – 03:15 pm: ceremony at the Maternowski chaplain’s stele. Information: +33 (0)6 71 26 22 09.
  • Ravenoville (Manche)
    – 2:30 pm: ceremony in memory of the fighting at the Marmion farm. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.
  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
    – 04:30 pm: ceremony at the monument of the temporary cemeteries.
    – 05:00 pm: ceremony at the Alexandre Renaud monument.
    – 05:30 pm: ceremony at the AVA monument.
    – 06:00 pm: religious ceremony.
    Information : +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.

Friday, June 3, 2022

  • Chef-du-Pont (Manche)
    – 12:00 pm: country-style meal.
    – 2:30 pm: ceremony at Rex Combs Square.
    Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.
  • Carentan-les-Marais (Manche)
    – Time to be confirmed: parachuting of re-enactors in period dress along the departmental road 974 (subject to favorable weather conditions).
    – 4:00 pm: ceremony at the “Cabbage Square” monument followed by a military parade to the town hall.
    – 05:30 pm: ceremony at the town hall at the Signal monument.
    Information: + 33(0)2 33 42 74 00.
  • Picauville (Manche)
    – 7:00 pm: ceremony to honor the 90th (US) Infantry Division. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 02 48.
  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
    – 10:00 am: ceremony at the stele of the American generals Gavin and Ridgway.
    – 4:00 pm: religious ceremony.
    Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.

From June 3 to 6, 2022

  • Carentan-les-Marais (Manche) – Camp Arizona
    – 9am-11pm: reenactment of a military camp, Place de la Guinguette. Information: +33 (0)6 34 03 46 45.
  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche) – Camp Geronimo
    – 9am-10pm: reenactment of a military camp at the Airborne Museum. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

  • Amfreville (Manche)
    – 02:00 pm : historical walk with commentary of 8 km on the traces of the fights of the sector of Amfreville. Meeting point at the monument of the 507th (US) Parachute Infantry Regiment. Price: 2€ per person. Limited places: registration required at +33(0)2 33 21 00 33 or ot.sme@ccbdc.fr.
  • Carentan-les-Marais (Manche)
    – 04:30 pm : arrival of the Carentan Liberty March, place de la République. Information:  +33 (0)2 33 42 74 00.
  • Foucarville (Manche)
    – 10:00 am: ceremony at the monument of the former German prison camp. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.
  • Méautis (Manche)
    – 10:45 pm: sound and light show commemorating the battles of the sector. Price: 12€ per person, free for children under 5 years old. Information: +33 (0)2 33 42 03 22.
  • Picauville (Manche)
    – 02:00 pm: ceremony in memory of the crash of the Douglas C-47 serial number 42100819 at the place called Maison de Haut. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 02 48.
  • Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche)
    – 08:30 pm: Conference by Fabrice Gérard, historical director of the Fondation de la Résistance, on “The role of the Resistance in the D-Day Landings and the liberation of France”. D-Day Museum. In French. Price and reservation: +33 (0)2 33 71 53 35.
  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
    – 04:00 pm: ceremony at the AVA monument.
    – 04:30 pm : ceremony at the Alexandre Renaud monument.
    Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

  • Brévands (Manche)
    – Time to be confirmed: ceremony in honor of the paratroopers of the 101st (US) Airborne Division at the place called le Moulin. Information: +33(0)2 33 42 74 00.
  • Carentan-les-Marais (Manche)
    – 11:00 am: parade of military and civilian vehicles in the downtown area. Information: +33 (0)2 33 42 74 00.
  • Carquebut (Manche)
    – 09:00 pm: ball of the liberation at the castle of Franquetot. Information: +33 (0)2 33 71 56 54.
  • Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche)
    – 11:00 am : ceremony at the monument in memory of the Resistance. Information: +33 (0)2 33 71 58 00.
    – 11:00 pm : historical walk on the tracks of the American parachutists (5 km). Price: 10€ per person. Reservation: +33 (0)2 33 44 81 20.
  • La Fière, Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
    – 11:00 am: parachuting of re-enactors in period costume (subject to favorable weather conditions).
    – 01:00 pm: International military parachute (subject to favorable weather conditions).
    – 04:00 pm: ceremony at the Iron Mike monument.
    Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.
  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
    – 06:00 pm: military parade.
    – 11:00 pm: fireworks.
    Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 18.

Monday, June 6, 2022

  • Carentan-les-Marais (Manche)
    – Schedule to be confirmed: parade of military vehicles in the city center. Information: +33 (0)6 34 03 46 45.
    – 11:00 pm: fireworks at the port.
  • Graignes (Manche)
    – Schedule to be confirmed: parachuting of re-enactors in period costume (subject to favorable weather conditions).
  • Méautis (Manche)
    – 10:45 pm: sound and light show commemorating the battles of the sector. Price: 12€ per person, free for children under 5 years old. Information:  +33(0)2 33 42 03 22.
  • Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche)
    – 09:00 am: ceremony at the Leadership Monument.
    – 10:00 am: Franco-Danish ceremony at the Danish Sailors’ Monument.
    – 11:00 am: Inauguration of the Lone Sailor monument near the Utah Beach Museum.
    – 03:00 pm: ceremony at the Utah Beach monument.
    Information: +33 (0à2 33 71 58 00.
  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise (Manche)
    – 05:30 pm: ceremony at the Signal monument. Information: +33 (0)2 33 41 31 00.

Friday, June 10, 2022

  • Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Manche)
    – 08:00 pm: Utah Beach Museum anniversary.
    – 11:00 pm: fireworks.
    Information: +33 (0)2 33 71 58 00.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

  • Saint-Martin-de-Varreville (Manche)
    – 10:30 am: commemorative ceremony of the landing of the 2nd (FR) armored division of General Leclerc. Information: +33 (0)9 64 06 99 72.

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