THE AMERICAN CEMETERY AT OMAHA BEACH
"The eyes of the world are upon you...I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle."
General Dwight D. Eisenhower - Supreme Allied Commander
Welcome to the official home of the
D-Day Memorial Parade
On June 6, 1944, Allied forces crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France in a massive offensive to liberate Western Europe from the occupation of Nazi Germany. With 176,000 troops arriving by landing craft and ships, as well as nearly 14,000 aircraft, the Allied forces were able to secure Northern France within three months despite a vicious effort by Nazi forces. Thousands of American and Allied lives were lost but not in vain as this Invasion of German occupied France lead to Victory and restored Liberty.
The objective of the D-Day Memorial Parade and Allied Musical Salute to the Veterans is to honor our WWII Veterans for their service and sacrifice to our nation and the preservation of freedom and liberty around the world. We invite all to remember and learn of our past while joining together to celebrate that once bitter enemies can become friends and allies, as is the case today with the United States and Germany.
Our ceremonies will take place at the American Cemeteries in Brittany and Normandy, and the D-Day Memorial Parade and Allied Musical Salute are held each year in Sainte-Mère-Église in Normandy, France in commemoration of the anniversary of D-Day.
D-Day Memorial Parade
In a time when meaningful performance opportunities have been limited by restrictions caused by a global pandemic. As an individual musician or small group of musicians, you now have the opportunity to join the D-Day Allied Ambassador Band in a truly meaningful performance in one of the most historically significant places for Americans - Normandy France.
D-Day Memorial Parade and Ceremonies
Historic Programs Anniversary Ceremony at the Brittany American Cemetery
Historic Programs Anniversary Ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery
D-Day Memorial Parade in
Experiences from the D-Day Memorial Parade and Ceremony
Trumpet used on D-Day returns to France for 75th Anniversary Commemoration
UNC Charlotte "Pride of Niner Nation" Marching Band
Experiences from the D-Day Memorial Parade and Musical Salute to the Veterans
One Voice Children's Choir Music Video "When you Believe"
Performed as part of the 2017 D-Day Memorial Parade and Musical Salute to the Veterans Commemoration
2019 Video Links
The Colorado Sound of the Rockies Barbershop Chorus documents their experience at the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
University of Texas Alumni Marching Band, documents their experience while in Normandy France for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
Understand a little more what to expect from a visit to the Normandy American Cemetery at Omaha Beach in Normandy France
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D-Day Parade Marching Band in Sainte Mere Eglise France
WWII Veteran receives medal from JROTC Cadet at Brittany Ceremony
"More important than weapons was the indomitable fighting spirit of the men who wielded the courage and devotion to duty which they exhibited throughout the campaign were unsurpassable."
To those who gave their lives
The D-Day Memorial Parade and American Musical Salute to the Veterans will take place in the Normandy Village of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the Brittany American Cemetery and the Normandy American Cemetery
"I want to thank you, and your whole support team for the great trip you planned
and executed so flawlessly. The entire group were treated so well by all involved and
we appreciate it more than you will ever know."
"The partnership with Historic Programs made for a moving and memorable
experience and the performances by the marching bands from around the country that
came specifically for this event were the icing on the cake."
"THINK NOT ONLY UPON THEIR PASSING
REMEMBER THE GLORY OF THEIR SPIRIT"