78th Anniversary of the Normandy D-Day

June 6th


Du 28 mai au 06 juin 2023

Vous l’attendiez depuis maintenant trop longtemps. Ce laps de temps anormal touche à sa fin. Dès la fin du mois de mai, les festivités du D-Day vont débuter, et compte tenu du contexte, le programme s’annonce très chargé, pour notre plaisir à tous.

You have all been waiting for it, just like us at the Museum. The wait is finally coming to its end. As soon as the end of May, the D-Day festivities will begin, and considering the context, the program is shaping up to be stacked!

You will find below the list of the events that will take place between May 28th and June 6th in Sainte-Mère-Eglise and the villages nearby. Keep in mind that this list is not yet complete, as the preparations are still going strong. Some schedules are subject to change and additional events may be added, so remember to check regularly for updates!

5:30pm: Peace Walk organized by the parrish of Notre-Dame. Starts from the Montebourg abbey

7pm: Dinner under the tent

10am-6pm: Book fair in Sainte-Mère-Eglise. Presence of french journalist Pierre Servent

6:30pm: Ceremony at the Bienaimé Agnès Monument of Beuzeville-au-Plain

8:30pm: Concert in Foucarville’s blockhaus

2:30pm: Closing of the bourg

5pm: Ceremony at the 3 Cimeteries Monument

5:30pm: Alexandre Renaud Monument

6pm: Airborne Monument

6:30pm: Drinks and dinner with local families for the 82nd paratroopers, in Sainte-Mère-Eglise

7pm: Madeeson and Co Guinguette in Ravenoville

8am-5pm: Military grant under the tent near the town hall, organized by the Club C47 Chapter

10am: Ceremony at the Gavin Monument

10:45am: Ceremony at the Mile Zero Monument

10am-12pm: Military vehicles exhibition by the Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Eglise

12pm: Pastoral meal in Chef-du-Pont ; Picnic concert ; Guinguette

14h30 : 2:30pm: Ceremony at the Rex Combs Monument in Chef-du-Pont

4pm: AVA Memorial service in Sainte-Mère-Eglise church

7pm: Apero concert in Sainte-Mère-Eglise

9pm: « Normandy Jazz Patrol » concert

11pm: Research lighthouse demonstration

9am: Military vehicles parade on East sector

10am: Ceremony at the  Monument du Camp des prisonnier in Foucarville

Historic Program – musical parade and american choir throughout the day in Sainte-Mère-Eglise:

12pm-5pm: Concert

5:15pm-6:15pm: City parade in Sainte-Mère-Eglise (roughly 800-1000 musicians)

7pm: AVA Liberty banquet (FULL)

9pm-10:30pm: Blue Grass Burger in Sainte-Mère-Eglise

10:45pm-12am: Big Dood & Hot Swingers concert in Sainte-Mère-Eglise

9:30am-10:45am: Civilian parachutage in La Fière

10am-12pm: Military vehicles exhibition by the Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Eglise

11am-2pm: West Celtic Pipes & Drums concert

11am-1pm: Military parachutage in La Fière

4pm: Official ceremony at Iron Mike Monument on US paratroopers Memorial Park, in La Fière

5pm-6pm: Return of the troops in Sainte-Mère-Eglise ; Concert by Gwenaëlle le Grand

9pm-10:15: Mary Lou concert

10:30pm-11:50pm: Reload concert

11:55pm: Fireworks

10am: Second ceremony at the Iron Mike monument of La Fière with a detachment from the 82nd Airborne and the exceptional presence of the famous music of the Legion Etrangère and the choir of the students from the military academy of Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan

10am: AVA memorial service in Sainte-Mère-Eglise church

10am-12pm: Military vehicles exhibition by the Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Eglise

12pm: Picnic on the church place in Sainte-Mère-Eglise ; Ducky Jim Trio concert

1:30pm: American football match in Chef-du-Pont between the 82nd and the 101st Airborne

2:30pm:Choir of the students of Saint-Cyr at the church of Sainte-Mère-Eglise

3pm: Peace concert

3:30pm: Performance of the Legion Etrangère in the Airborne Museum

5:30pm: Official ceremony at Signal Monument on Sainte-Mère-Eglise square

6:30pm: Unveiling of the Roosevelt statue

8:30pm: Reopening of the bourg

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