The 70th anniversary of D-day is going to be memorable [fr]
- The official ceremonies on June 6, 2014 in Normandy, France
- Events in Florida on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the D-day landings
- The Transmission of Memory
- 10 testimonies of WWII American veterans who fought in Normandy
- « The French Will Never Forget »
- Franco-German Reconciliation
- Building a lasting peace: the European Union construction
One of the important official ceremonies is scheduled to take place in the presence of French and American heads of state at the American Military Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer.
This will be one of the highlights of this historic summer and a unique opportunity to highlight the close ties between France and the United States of America.
Please note that many other local ceremonies and events will also be taking place in Normandy during the coming weeks.
- France / United-States
Franco-American ceremony at Colleville-sur-Mer in Calvados at 10:40 a.m.
François Hollande and Barack Obama will stand side by side at the American Military Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer on June 6th, 2014 to commemorate this historic date. Together they will preside over the Franco-American ceremony.
- France / United Kingdom
Anglo-French ceremony at Bayeux Cathedral at 9:15 (Calvados)
Anglo-French ceremony at Bayeux British’s Cemetery at 11:15
- France / Netherlands
Franco-Dutch ceremony at 10:00 in Arromanches-les-Bains (Calvados)
- France / Denmark
Ceremony at Utah Beach on the morning of June 6, 2014 (Manche)
- France / Norway
Franco-Norwegian ceremony at 10:30 in Hermanville-sur-Mer (Calvados)
- France / Poland
Franco-Polish ceremony at 5:30 in Urville (Calvados)
- France / Canada
Franco-Canadian ceremony in Courvilles-sur-Mer at 5:30 (Calvados)
Preceded by a luncheon for the Heads of State at the Castle of Bénouville, this international ceremony will take place at 3:00 PM at Ouistreham.
Chaired by the President of the French Republic, the national ceremony for civilian victims will be held at the Memorial of Caen on June 6, 2014 at 9 AM.
Numerous other events have also been organized in the Normandy region:
Meetings with Veterans
Hiking paths through combat locations
Unveiling of plaque in streets named after WWII significant military events or figures
Balls and commemorative musical parades
Scenes reenacting daily life of June 44
To learn more about the many events set up around Omaha Beach, click here.
This list of happenings only mentions a few of the many events organized throughout Normandy and France on the occasion of this historic Anniversary.
Please find here other resources that will guide you to prepare your visit.
To learn more about other highlights of the commemoration planned in the Normandy region, you may also visit this page of the main website, le70e-normandie.fr, in English
In Florida, events will take place on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the D-day landings, to learn more about them, click here.
Article published May 19, 2014.