The transmission of memory [fr]
In 1944, men came to Normandy from all over the world to combat Nazism and restore peace: Americans, British, Canadians, Norwegians, Danes, Dutch, Poles, Australians, Belgians and French.
Normandy will forever hold the memory of this page in history in trust, and for 70 years now has remembered and paid tribute to those many men who laid down their lives on its soil and seas.
The 70th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy will also provide an opportunity to further the Landings Beaches’ UNESCO World Heritage candidacy and affirm the Region Basse-Normandie’s responsibility for preserving their memory.
Recently, this Consulate had the great opportunity to talk with 10 WWII American veterans who lives in Florida.
They answered to four questions focusing on their action during the Second World War. Their answers are sometimes difficult, often said with humor and always moving.
- To read them, click here.
- To read “Storm the Beach”, FIU alumnus *Corey Ryan’s essay published in the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence’s newsletter,click here.
* Corey Ryan wrote this essay after making two study abroad trips to Normandy Beach, France, with Professor John Bailly as part of the course, Art, War and Human Rights.
The association « The French Will Never Forget », established eleven years ago to pay tribute to the United States for their role in the liberation of France during World War II, launches on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the landing a national operation of email signatures in thanks to our American friends.
And for June 6th, 2014 the association organizes with the French Embassy in Washington and the Consulate General of France in New York, a major event commemorating the D-day.
It will take place around the Statue of Liberty, the very symbol of Franco-American friendship and the shared values of the United States and France.
To read the article dedicated to this event, click here.
Article published May 19, 2014.