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Normandy American Cemetery at

Omaha Beach

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"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. 

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The 2024 All-American D-Day Band will be featured in the D-Day commemoration in Normandy France. This will be a foundational experience for your outstanding student musician. Nominate them today!

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Join the The D-Day 80th Anniversary Collegiate Mass Band, featuring outstanding collegiate marching band students from across the United States - June 2024

EXPERIENCE 
               D-DAY MEMORIAL PARADE & CEREMONIES

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

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Trumpet used on D-Day returns to France for 75th Anniversary Commemoration

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Historic Programs Anniversary Ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery 

D-Day 75th Anniversary Ceremony at Omaha Beach

UNC Charlotte "Pride of Niner Nation" Marching Band

Experiences from the D-Day Memorial Parade and Musical Salute to the Veterans

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D-Day Memorial Parade in

Sainte-Mere-Eglise

 

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Historic Programs Anniversary Ceremony at the Brittany American Cemetery 

D-Day 75th Anniversary Ceremony at Brittany American Cemetery
2019 Video Links

The Colorado Sound of the Rockies  Barbershop Chorus documents their experience at the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

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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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"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." 
"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 andwe appreciate it more than you will ever know." 

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"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

 

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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

 

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WWII Veteran receives medal from JROTC Cadet at Brittany Ceremony

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D-Day Parade Marching Band in Sainte Mere Eglise France

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WWII Veteran receives medal from JROTC Cadet at Brittany Ceremony

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REMEMBER

"THINK NOT ONLY UPON THEIR PASSING

REMEMBER THE GLORY OF THEIR SPIRIT"