Updated: Mar 12, 2019
This year marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. What better year to visit?
A Very Special Anniversary
On 6 June 1944 and during the long summer that followed, men from all over the world came to fight in Normandy to defeat Nazism and re-establish freedom. Normandy will bear the scars of this moment in history for ever and every year we remember and pay tribute to the veterans from America, Britain, Canada, Belgium, Denmark, Holland, Norway, Poland and Australia, along with their brothers in arms, those many heroes who lost their lives here during that summer of 1944.
With its many museums, historic sites, cemeteries and cultural and teaching facilities, Normandy is truly an open-air history book. All these places can be discovered by families, who can transmit the exceptionally important lessons of history here to new generations.
“ It was unknowable then, but so much of the progress that would define the 20th century, on both sides of the Atlantic, came down to the battle for a slice of beach only 6 miles long and 2 miles wide." -- President Barack Obama
Celebrate with the locals
Throughout summer 2019, Normandy will celebrate the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy with due splendor and emotion. A rich and unprecedented program of events will be put together to bring the memory of this tragic period of world history to life, all while emphasizing the spirit of hope. The anniversary will be commemorated with military parades, firework displays, airdrops, giant picnics, concerts and military camp re-enactments.
On 5 June 2019, the Daks Over Normandy event will follow into the footsteps of the Greatest Generation! About 250 men and women will board an aircraft in the United Kingdom to, exactly like 75 years before, fly across the English Channel and to jump into the historic drop zones of Normandy. They will be wearing WWII style Allied uniforms and will jump military round parachutes. It will be an event which has no equal.
The full program can be found HERE
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