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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.
2019 D-Day Memorial Parade and Ceremonies
Historic Programs 75th Anniversary Ceremony at the Brittany American Cemetery - June 6, 2019
Historic Programs 75th Anniversary Ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery - June 7, 2019
D-Day Memorial Parade in
June 8, 2019
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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"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