CAMP GERONIMO 2024

June 6th

Le 01 juin à 09:00

The 2024 edition of Camp Geronimo, the military re-enactment camp organized by Sainte-Mère-Eglise’s Airborne Museum, will open its doors from June 1 to 9, 2024, from 9am to 8pm every day.

The 2024 edition of Camp Geronimo, the military re-enactment camp organized by Sainte-Mère-Eglise’s Airborne Museum, will open its doors from June 1 to 9, 2024, from 9am to 8pm every day.

The big news this year is that there will be not one, but 3 parades:

  • Sunday, June 2, 4pm: The first parade will represent the civilians and resistance fighters of the 40s, open to the whole family. Participants can travel by foot, bike, horse or car.
  • Wednesday June 5, 11am: The second parade will feature vehicles from the Allied Forces.
  • Sunday June 9, 7pm: The third and final parade will be the one that takes place every year at the end of the commemorations.

To take part in one of the first two parades, you can register at collection@airborne-museum.org, by specifying which parade you want to take part in, and by joining photos to your mail. To do so, you’ll need to have the right outfit for one of the parades (40s civilian or resistance fighter outfit for the first, Allied soldier outfit for the second). You can also bring your own vehicle, which must also correspond to the theme of the parade you wish to take part in. The museum does not supply outfits or vehicles. Finally, for reasons of historical correspondence, children’s participation in the military parade on Wednesday June 5 is not possible.

A Facebook page entirely dedicated to Camp Geronimo has also been created. Don’t hesitate to follow it for real-time information, photos and videos of the preparations, presentations of the different groups, and much more exclusive content.

Below you’ll find all the events associated with Camp Geronimo, as well as those organized by the museum itself. Finally, we’ve taken the liberty of listing the most noteworthy events organized by the town hall.

Preliminary program (08/01/24 version):

  • 10-12pm: Olympic flame passes through Sainte-Mère-Eglise

  • 4pm: Parade of civilians and resistance fighters from the ’40s (on foot, bike, horse and car)
  • 8:30-10pm: Philippe Esvelin’s French-language talk, followed by a book signing.

  • 10am-12pm: Vehicle exhibition (church square)
  • 8pm-9:30pm: Philippe Esvelin’s English-language talk, followed by a book signing.

  • 10am-12pm: Vehicle exhibition (church square)
  • 2:30-3pm: Para-boarding demonstration (church square)
  • 3:15-3:45pm: Glider demonstration (church square)
  • 5:30pm: Harley-WLA-WLC-Indian exhibition

  • 10am-12pm: Vehicle exhibition (church square)
  • 11am: Historical allied military parade (without tank)
  • 3-3:30pm: Para-boarding demonstration (church square)
  • 3:45-3:15pm: Glider demonstration (church square)
  • 11:30pm: Demonstration of two searchlights (church square)

  • 10am-12pm: Vehicle exhibition (church square)
  • 2:15-2:45pm: Glider demonstration (church square)
  • 3-3:30pm: Para demonstration – the first fights (church square)

  • 10am-12pm: Vehicle exhibition (church square)
  • 2:15-2:45pm: Pathfinder demonstration (church square)
  • 3-3:30pm: Para demonstration – the first fights (church square)
  • 3:45-3:15: Glider demonstration (church square)
  • Schedule to be confirmed: Performance by Fredericksburg Christian School Orchestra

  • 11:30 pm: Fireworks display in Sainte-Mère-Eglise (organized by the town hall)

  • 10am: Parachuting at La Fière (organized by the town hall)
  • 7pm: Historic US parade with tanks and dismounted troops

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