Here you gonna find informations about events in Normandy during D-Day celebration 2014

 

 

30.05.2014

 

 

 

Orglandes

 


Starting at 10:30 PM - Sound and Light Show at the Manoir de la Hougue at Orglandes. Presentation based on the theme of the German occupation and the liberation by the Allied troops, with special homage given to Pierre Devouassoud and Magloire Dorange - resistance fighters originally from Orglandes and shot to death at Montebourg.

 


11 PM - 100 actors in costumes and vehicles from the WW2 time period

 


12 AM - Fireworks & music

 

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31.05.2014

 

Orglandes

 


Starting at 10:30 PM - Sound and Light Show at the Manoir de la Hougue at Orglandes. Presentation based on the theme of the German occupation and the liberation by the Allied troops, with special homage given to Pierre Devouassoud and Magloire Dorange - resistance fighters originally from Orglandes and shot to death at Montebourg.

 

11 PM - 100 actors in costumes and vehicles from the WW2 time period

 

12 AM - Fireworks & music

 

 

 

Carentan

 

 

 

Opening of Camp Arizona
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01.06.2014

 

 

 

Picauville  

 

 

 

during the day:Military fair in Picauville at salle polyvalente
Organization: Picauville se souvient - Tel: 00 33 233 41 02 48 or
charles.dennebouy@orange.fr

 

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 02.06.2014

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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03.06.2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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04.06.2014

 

 

 

Sainte-Mère-Eglise

 

 

 

During the day: Military Fair in Sainte Mère Eglise at the hall market
Organization: Association Timberwolves Tel: 00 33 608 45 24 65 or
ballesterbarth@aol.com

 

 

 

Carentan

 

 

 

1:30 p.m.: Parachute drop from C-47 planes with around 250 men in re-enactment clothes (place to de defined). The planes will leave Portsmouth, GB and make a fly over Utah Beach before the parachute drop above Carentan.

 

DZ Carentan between Deadman´s Corner and Carentan.

Organization: Townhall and RCPT (Round Canopy Parachuting Team) - staff@rcpt.eu

 

 

 

Pointe du Hoc

 

  

 

2 - 5 pm Dodge Gathering

 

 

 

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05.06.2014

 

 

 

Fireworks

 

 

 

24 simultaneous fireworks along the Norman coast, from Utah Beach to Sword Beach, after day fall.

 

 

 

Sainte Marie du Mont

 

 

 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.:Military Fairin Sainte Marie du Mont in open air next to the sport field. Free entrance. Information and booking: Club du Souvenir Militaire - 00 33 233 71 56 54 or leholdy@orange.fr

 

  

 

Utah Beach

 

  

 

7p.m.: Official Ceremony at Utah Beach (to be confirmed)
Organization: Townhall

 

6:30 PM Parachute drop near Museum

 

  

 

Sainte Marie du Mont

 

  

 

9 p.m.-11 p.m.: Parachute drop on the Holdy Battery in Sainte Marie du Mont (to be confirmed)

 

  

 

Utah Beach

 

 

 

10:45-11 PM – Fireworks

 

 

 

11:00 PM – Parachute dropFoucarville DZ “A”

 

 

 

CARENTAN

 


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Military Fair at the hall market, road of Périers

 

  
Morning: presentation of amphibian vehicles, on the marina
Before the parade: Children choir (Liberation songs)

 

 
Military music (to be confirmed)

 


3.00 p.m.: Parade of amphibian vehicles in the canal of Haut Dick with 15 amphibian jeeps, 1 GMC Duck… with music entertainment.
A commentary will give you the vehicles’ story and their particularities.
Organization: Captain Pierrejean and Townhall - 0033 233 42 74 00

 

  

 

SAINTE MARIE DU MONT

 

 
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Military Fair in Sainte Marie du Mont in open air next to the sport field. Free entrance. Information and booking: Club du Souvenir Militaire - 00 33 233 71 56 54 or
l eholdy@orange.fr

 


7.30 p.m.: Parachute drop from C47 planes on Utah Beach. Organization: Utah Beach Museum - 0033 233 71 53 35 or
musee@utah-beach.com

 

 
8.00 p.m.: Official Ceremony at Utah Beach with the French army. Legion of Honor given to John Roman and David and Gene Dewhurst. Organization: Townhall

 

  
9.30-11 p.m.: Military music and Jazz band

 

 
10.45/11 p.m.: Lightning of the Norman coast with several simultaneous fireworks along the coastline. In Utah Beach, firework and Military music

 

 

 

Carentan

 

 

 

WC 54 Ambulance gathering in Camp Arizona,

 

 

 

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06.06.2014

 

  

 

Colleville-sur-Mer

 

  

 

US military cemetery -International Ceremony with American, French and German Veterans.

 

  

 

Livarot

 

  

 

Cinéma Le Parc.52-minute movie about the liberation of the Livarot region at Le Parc cinema, made from local inhabitants interviews. More information : +033 2 31 32 01 18.

 

 

 

Sainte-Mère-Eglise

 

 

 

08:30 pm : Peace concert at the church of Sainte-Mère-Eglise.

 

  

 

Sainte Marie du Mont

 

  

 

11 a.m.:IVY Marchin Sainte Marie du Mont. Follow the itinerary used by the 4th ID on June, 6th 1944. Start in front of the Utah Beach Museum and arrival in Sainte Marie du Mont around 2 p.m.
Information and booking: Club du Souvenir Militaire - 0033 233 71 56 54 or leholdy@orange.fr

 

 

 

 
Utah Beach

 

 

 

Morning: PA-34 Landing boat land on Utah Beach (time to be defined according to the tide schedule)

 


11 a.m.: Ceremony at the Angelos Chatas Monument (Utah Beach, direction Beauguillot Bird Sanctuary)

 


2 p.m.: Arrival of the IVY March in Sainte Marie du Mont

 


2.30 p.m.: Welcome to Veterans (UNC) - to be confirmed

 

 

 

Actors of the "Band of Brothers" series will be at Utah museum.

 

 
Sainte-Mère-Eglise

 

 

 

3:00 p.m.: vehicle parade

 

4.30 p.m.: Big parade with 1,000 to 1,500 musicians (2 brass bands and 2 choirs) in Sainte Mère Eglise (to be confirmed)

 

  
Picauville

 

  

 

Ceremony in Picauville (time to be determined)

 


7.30 p.m.:Friendship diner in Picauville at salle polyvalente. Information and booking: Association Picauville se souvient : 0033 233 41 02 48 or
charles.dennebouy@orange.fr

 

 

 

Sainte Marie du Mont

 

  

 

8.30 p.m.: Dance of the Liberation in Sainte Marie du Mont on the Church’ square

 

7:30 PM – Parachute drop DZ “C”

 

 

 

 9 p.m.-11 p.m.: Parachute drop on the Holdy Battery (to be confirmed)
Ceremony in Chef du Pont (time to be determined)
 

 

CARENTAN

 


11:00 Firework at racecourse

Arromanches

 

16:00 Patrouille de France Airshow
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 07.06.2014

 

Creully


Model Aircraft Club of Bessin with huge WW 2 model planes

 

 

Saint-Laurent-Sur-Mere
 

 

5.00 pm: Parade of the UNIVEM military vehicles.

 

 

 

Carentan

 

 

 

8:30 AM - Departure of the Carentan Liberty March

 

 

 

10:00 AM Jeep Gathering 2014. Bring you and your Jeep and meet the guys, you know from last year events, g503.com or Facebook. Tank Museum Carentan / Catz

 

 

 

14:00 Harley gathering at Camp Arizona

 

  

 

 3 to 4:30 PM - Music & dancing, reconstruction of an exodus and a parade of vehicles at the place de la République in Carentan

 

 

 

 9 PM - Grand Ball of the Liberation

 

 

 

Port en Bessin
 

 

Parade of british vehicles 

 

 

 

SAINTE MARIE DU MONT

 

 

 

 10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Exhibition of Armored vehicles and tow trucks.
Organization: Club du Souvenir Militaire - 0033 233 71 56 54 or
leholdy@orange.fr

 

 

 

Caen

 

 

 

08:00 pm : Military tatoo with about 650 military musicians. More information at : +033 2 31 22 31 22.

 

 

 

Grandcamp-Maisy  to Isigny-sur-Mer

 

 

 

04:00 pm : WW2 military vehicles parade.

 

Grandcamp-Maisy (12h-16h30) – Cardonville – Osmanville – Isigny-sur-Mer (18h-19h30

 

 

 

 

 

Sainte-Mère-Eglise

 

 

 

1.00 p.m.:  Picnic Normandy-Day in Sainte Mère Eglise on the church square. Share this moment where each one brings its picnic. Tables at your disposal and take away (grilled meat) on the square.

 

 
11:00 pm : Fireworks at the church square

 

  

 

10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Exhibition of Armored vehicles and tow trucks

 

 

 

Sainte Marie du Mont

 

  

 

During the day: Military Fairin Sainte Marie du Mont in open air next to the sport field. Free entrance. Information and booking: Club du Souvenir Militaire - 00 33 233 71 56 54 or leholdy@orange.fr 

 

 

 

10 AM to 6 PM - exposition of armored vehicles and repair vehicles at Sainte Marie du Mont

 

  

 

 7:30 PM - Parade with the "Major Girls"

Amfreville

 

 

 

10.30 a.m.:Inauguration of a new monument on the Site " Charles De Glopper"and the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment (GIR) at Hameau Flaux in Amfreville. Organization:US Normandie Mémoire et Gratitude- 02.33.52.63.27 ou 06.77.65.04.23 /danielbriard@hotmail.fr 

 

 

 

ECAUSSEVILLE

 


2 p.m.: Re-enactment of 1944 parachute drop with 10 C-47 planes
Organization: RCPT

 

  
Sainte Mère Eglise

 

  

 

12.00 p.m.: Picnic Normandy-Dayin Sainte Mère Eglise on the church square. Share this moment where each one brings its picnic. Tables at your disposal and possibility to buy grilled meat on the square.

 

 

 

5 p.m.:Ceremony for Peace

 

 

 

6 p.m.:Spectacle"Let’s build Peace together" in Ste Mère Eglise on the church square by  39 French, American and German high school students(to be confirmed) Organization: Collège (high school of Sainte Mère Eglise)

 

 
7 p.m.: Banquet of the Libertyin Ste Mère Eglise at the market hall.
Organization: AVA (Amis des Vétérans Américains).
25 €/Adult, 12€/child from 7 to 12 years old - free for children under 6 years old (Prices until mid-May 2014, price will rise afterwards). Limited places.Booking: Tourist Office : 00 33 233 21 00 33 or
ot@ccsme.fr

 

 

 

Sainte Marie du Mont

 

 

 

7.30 p.m.: Parade of the Major Girls in Sainte Marie du Mont

 Ste Mère Eglise

 

 

 

11.00 p.m.:Fireworks in Ste Mère Eglise, on the church square.

 

 

 

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08.06.2014

 

 

Creully


Model Aircraft Club of Bessin with huge WW 2 model planes

 

Caen

 

 
08:00 pm : Military tatoo with about 650 military musicians. More information at : +033 2 31 22 31 22.

 

 

 

La Fière, near Sainte-Mère-Eglise

 

 

 

(Kellam Bridge) - 3 km away from the center -
 

 

2 p.m.: International Military Parachute drops on the site of La Fière,

 

 

 

Bayeux

11:00 Parade from 150 british vehicles downtown

Sainte Mère Eglise/Picauville (3km away from the center)

 

 

 

followed by the Official Ceremony. The Medal of Honor will be given to the American Veteran Fred Morgan. Patrouille de France (French squadron’s airshow) –

 


6.15 p.m.: Fly over by the C-47 planes

 

  
SAINTE MERE EGLISE

 

 

 


9 a.m.: Vintage cycling hike with 1940-45’s bicycles, clothes and uniforms Limited to 70 participants.
Registration: 00 33 243 21 21 46 or
Christian.marie.royer@orange.fr
Organization: CVMO in partnership with MVCG Bretagne, CLG, CAPA and la Roulotte Gauloise

 

  

 

Sainte Marie du Mont

 

  

 

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.:« Utah Red Ball »in Sainte Marie du Mont. Convoy of GMC on the Utah Beach sector. Information and booking: Club du Souvenir Militaire - 0033 233 71 56 54 orleholdy@orange.fr

 

  

 

10.30 p.m.:Projection of archives films in Sainte Marie du Mont on the church’ square (according to weather conditions)

Carentan

 

 

 

12:00 parade military vehicles at “Marche aux pommes”


 

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09.06.2014

 

  

 

Caen

 

 
03:00 pm : Military tatoo with about 650 military musicians. More information at : +033 2 31 22 31 22.

 

 

 

 

 

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 14.06.2014

 

  

 

Tinchebray  

 

 
Presentation of « The Longest Day  » movie. More information : +033 2 33 64 25 52.

 

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26.06.2014

 

  

 

Yvetôt-Bocage, Servigny castle

 

 
Commemoration of the surrender of Cherbourg to General Collins by General von Schlieben and Admiral Hennecke at the Servigny Castle.

 

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28.06.2014

 

  

 

Tinchebray

 

   
Presentation of the « Saving Private Ryan » movie from Steven Spielberg. More information : +033 2 33 64 25 52.