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Saint-Côme-du-Mont, Normandy, France

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Program of the

70th anniversary

of the Landing in Normandy

 

Program of the 70th anniversary of the Landing in Normandy

Up to date: 3rd February 2014

 

Thursday 29th and Friday, 30th May:

10.30 p.m.: Sound and Light show about the Liberation in Orglandes, at Manoir de la Hougue,

followed by a great firework. Organisation: Comité des fêtes - doublet.remi@wanadoo.fr

 

Friday, 30th May

 

HEMEVEZ

9 p.m.: Local choir festival on the theme of Peace and Freedom from the 30th may till 1st June

Organization: Association of Heritage preservation and Townhall - 0033 645 63 88 39 or

jeanmarjoly50@gmail.com

 

Saturday, 31st May:

 

CARENTAN

Morning: Start of the 14th meeting of convertible cars (time and place to be defined)

Organization: Townhall and Mr Neveu (association “Cabriolets en Manche”)

Opening of the Arizona Camp (organization: CAPA) with 420 participants, 150 vehicles including 5

Armored ones. Several animations (see details below in “US camps”)

 

HEMEVEZ

9 p.m.: Local choir festival on the theme of Peace and Freedom from the 30th may till 1st June

Organization: Association of Heritage preservation and Townhall - 0033 645 63 88 39 or

jeanmarjoly50@gmail.com

 

SAINTE MERE EGLISE

8.30 p.m.: Concert Jazz Bill Carrothers and with two choirs “Maitrise de Caen” and “American Boy

Choir”, on the podium, on the church’ square. Organization: CG50 and Townhall

 

UTAH BEACH-SAINTE MERE EGLISE

10a.m. - 5 p.m.: International March for Peace (around 20 km). Start from Utah Beach and arrival in

Sainte Mère Eglise. Organization: Centre paroissial - Tel: 00 33 233 41 41 48 or

info@saintemereeglise50.cef.fr

 

Sunday, 1st of June:

 

CARENTAN

2.30-6.30 p.m.: Conference with Denis Van Den Brick who will recall the chronology of the days

before D-Day: Training of paratroopers in England, the civilian life in France (by Patrick Fissot) and

the everyday’s life of German soldiers. Exhibition of photos and equipment, at salle des fête, theatre

room (place to be confirmed). Everyone is welcome.

Organization: Amis de la 101e Airborne - Sébastien Lesné - carentanlibertygroup@hotmail.fr

 

HEMEVEZ

3 p.m.: Local choir festival on the theme of Peace and Freedom from the 30th may till 1st June

Organization: Association of Heritage preservation and Townhall - 0033 645 63 88 39 or

jeanmarjoly50@gmail.com

 

PICAUVILLE

During the day: Military fair, at salle polyvalente.

Organization: Picauville se souvient - Tel: 00 33 233 41 02 48 or charles.dennebouy@orange.fr

 

UTAH BEACH

70m Fresco specially created for the 70th anniversary of the Landing by pupils of different

nationalities, exhibited on the beach. Project of the Conseil Général. (to be confirmed)

Monday, 2nd, , Tuesday, 3rd and Wednesday, 4th of June

French TV program “Midi en France” will be shot in Sainte Mère Eglise, on the church’ square.

 

Monday, 2nd June

 

UTAH BEACH

Inauguration of the Tree of Freedom (to be confirmed)

70 groups of young Normans gather currently 70 testimonies of people which have lived the Landing

and the Battle of Normandy. They can be Veterans, resistance fighters, inhabitants, children of

deportee, Germans… Following this gathering, 70 extracts of these testimonies will be hung on 3

Trees of Freedom, planted in Ouistreham, Montormel and Utah Beach

 

Tuesday, 3rd June

American troops will be there from the 3rd until the 9th of June (350 soldiers in Carentan, sport hall

of Haut Dick, 300 soldiers in Sainte Mère Eglise)

150 French soldiers from the 6e RG (Engineer Regiment) of the 9e BIMa (Marine Infantry Brigade)

from Angers will be stationed at the sport hall Jean Truffaut.

 

CARENTAN

8 p.m.: Theatre-spectacle “What if we build Peace together?”, in French, English and German.

Organization: Collège of Sainte Mère Eglise

 

SAINTE MERE EGLISE

2.30 p.m.: Dedication time by Antonin Dehays for his book “Sainte Mère Eglise - un sanctuaire

américain en Normandie”, in the Airborne Museum - 0033 233 41 41 35 or infos@airbornemuseum.

org

6 p.m.: Soldiers have dinner in the local families. Meeting at the salle des fêtes, next to the

townhall.

Registration: ava50480@gmail.com or ot@ccsme.fr or 0033 233 21 00 33.

Organization: AVA (Amis des Vétérans Américains)

 

Wednesday, 4th June:

 

AMFREVILLE

11.30 a.m.: Ceremony at the 507th PIR Monument. Organization: Townhall with US Normandie

Mémoire et Gratitude

2.30 p.m.: Ceremony at the “Timmes Orchard” Monument. Organization: Townhall with US

Normandie Mémoire et Gratitude

6 p.m.: Historic Walk with commentaries (tour to be defined).

Limited number of participants - With prior booking at the Tourist Office - Tel: 00 33 233 21 00 33 or

ot@ccsme.fr. Souvenir leaflet: 5 €.

Organization: Communauté de Communes in partnership with the association US Normandie

Mémoire et Gratitude

 

CARENTAN

1.00-1.30 p.m.: Parachute drop from C-47 planes with around 250 men in re-enactment clothes. The

planes will leave Portsmouth, GB and make a fly over Utah Beach before the parachute drop above

Carentan, after the Palm roundabout, direction St Côme du Mont, on the left.

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

With the American, Dutch, German and French soldiers:

5.00 p.m.: Inauguration of the Cole Monument, at the Palm roundabout (north side of Carentan)

5.30 p.m.: Official ceremony, at the Carré de Choux (Route of St Come, in front of But department’

store)

6 p.m.: Ceremony at the Signal Monument (next to the townhall, in front of the train station)

 

GOURBESVILLE

10 a.m.: Ceremony at the 90th ID and 82nd AB. Organization: Townhall

 

MONTEBOURG

2.30 or 5 p.m. (to be confirmed): Ceremony. Organization: Townhall

 

PICAUVILLE

4.00 p.m.: Ceremony on the site dedicated to Chaplain Maternowski, at the Guetteville hamlet.

Organization: US Normandie Mémoire et Gratitude

 

SAINTE MERE 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

 

Thursday, 5th June:

 

CARENTAN

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

Free entrance. Exhibitor: 15€/m. Information and booking: 0033 671 96 46 70 or bbbww2@live.fr

Morning: presentation of amphibian vehicles, on the marina

2.30 p.m.: Choir with 160 children (Liberation songs). Organization: schools of Carentan

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

 

CHEF DU PONT

2 p.m.: Ceremony at the Rex Comb Square. Organization: Townhall

 

HIESVILLE

Historic Walk (9 km). “The night the Eagles screamed”

Meeting at the car park of the village. Limited number of participants - With prior booking at the

Tourist Office - Tel: 00 33 233 21 00 33 or ot@ccsme.fr. Souvenir leaflet: 3 €.

Organization: Communauté de Communes de Sainte Mère Eglise.

 

PICAUVILLE

10 a.m.: Ceremony dedicated to the Airborne troops and the flight crew, at the USAAF Monument,

Prieuré’ square, with 200 American soldiers and 150 German soldiers with their music, the American

Guard of Honor, a bugle player and an American and a German chaplain.

Inauguration of the Monument dedicated to the A8 Airfield American Pilots, killed in duty.

Fly over by an American Airforce Aircraft.

Organization: Townhall in partnership with Picauville se souvient

 

SAINT COME DU MONT

10.30 a.m.: Inauguration of the new plaque in memory of Joe Beyrle (506th, 101st AB) with his

family, including his two sons (one is an American Ambassador in Russia), at the church

Conference on the American glider’s pilots, by Philippe Esvelin

At the D-Day Paratrooper Historical Center, Dead Man’s Corner Museum - 0033 233 42 00 42 or

carentan.101@orange.fr

3 p.m.: conference in English

6.30 p.m.: conference in French

 

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

leholdy@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 - 9.30 p.m.: Official Ceremony at Utah Beach with the French army. Legion of Honor given to

John Roman, David and Gene Dewhurst. Organization: Townhall

9.30-11 p.m.: Concert of Gary Sinise with The Lt Dan Band, at the Utah Beach Museum (to be

confirmed)

10.45/11 p.m.: Lightning of the Norman coast with 23 simultaneous fireworks along the coastline. In

Utah Beach, firework and Military music

 

SAINTE MERE EGLISE

4 p.m.: Official ceremony at the Signal Monument, on the church’ square. Organization: Townhall

5 p.m.: Inauguration of the Airborne Museum’s extension (on invitation)

7 p.m.: Memorial service in the church with the “Sonoran Desert Chorale” (Arizona). Several civilian

and military VIP. Organization: AVA

 

Friday, 6th June:

 

CARENTAN

11.30 a.m.: Ceremony dedicated to women with balloon release. At Arizona Camp, road to Périers

4 p.m. (hour to be confirmed): Hike “on the steps of the Refugees of Carentan” who have left the

town on the 6th of June 1944, after the bombings.

Organization: Patrick Fissot and Tourist Office in Carentan - 0033 233 71 23 50 or otcarentan@

wanadoo.fr

9.30 p.m.: Spectacles by the local associations of dance, swing’n dance, at the racecourse.

11 p.m.: Firework, at the racecourse

 

PICAUVILLE

5 p.m.: Presentation of the French-German Friendship with texts and songs. Dedication to the

Citizens of Honor and all US soldiers who have given us back our Freedom. General Leclerc’ square.

Organisation: Association Patrimoine with La Gabare choir - tourisme.patrimoine@orange.fr

7.00 p.m.: Ceremony at the 90th ID Monument, rue Pasteur. Organization: Townhall in partnership

with Picauville se souvient

8.00 p.m.: Friendship diner at salle polyvalente.

Information and booking: Association Picauville se souvient: 0033 233 41 02 48 or

charles.dennebouy@orange.fr-

 

SAINT COME DU MONT

Inauguration of the Airborne Memorial Wall at the Dead Man’s Corner Museum (time to be

defined).

Since 2007, St Côme du Mont Museum has a project of Commemorative Wall: graved stones with the

donator name and Veteran name (82nd or 101st Airborne Paratrooper or C47 plane pilot) will be set to

built this honor wall. Anyone wishing to purchase a stone can contact At the D-Day Paratrooper

Historical Center, Dead Man’s Corner Museum: 0033 233 42 00 42 or carentan.101@orange.fr

 

SAINTE MARIE DU MONT

9.00 a.m.: French-Danish Ceremony on Utah Beach, at the Danish Monument (to be confirmed)

10.00 a.m.: IVY March in 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 1 p.m.

Information and booking: Club du Souvenir Militaire - 0033 233 71 56 54 or leholdy@orange.fr

11 a.m.: Oecumenical mass on the beach. Organization: Centre Paroissial of Sainte Mère Eglise (to be

confirmed)

11 a.m.: Ceremony at the Angelos Chatas USN Monument with the daughter and grand-daughter of

A. Chatas (Utah Beach, direction Beauguillot Bird Sanctuary).

Organization: Association des Amis du Jour J d’Utah Beach

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

4 to 5 p.m.: Fiona Harrison’s concert (1940’ songs), on the church’ square

5.00 p.m.: Welcome to Veterans (to be confirmed). Organization: UNC

8.00 p.m.: Projection of the documentary « Eagles of Mercy », with the Veterans and the actors of

TV miniseries “Band of Brothers”: 2 American medics took care of the wounded in the church of

Angoville au Plain in the early day of the 6th June 1944. At the Utah Beach Museum. Private

projection on booking on wwiifoundation.org

8.30 p.m.: Dance of the Liberation on the church’ square. Organization: Club du Souvenir Militaire -

0033 233 71 56 54 or leholdy@orange.fr

 

SAINTE MERE EGLISE

All day long: Tandem parachute jumps above Sainte Mère Eglise.

Dive in History during the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy. Meeting at the Cherbourg-

Maupertus airport to get into the plane and fly above the Cotentin and Utah Beach Coasts before

your get ready to jump above Sainte Mère Eglise!

Prices: 365 €/person, video+photos: 130 €, video: 100 €

Booking: Tourist Office of Sainte Mère Eglise - 0033 233 21 00 33 or ot@ccsme.fr

9.30 a.m.: Dedication time by Ronalds Ooms for his book “The Official Biography of Band of Brothers

Veteran Clancy Lyall », at the Airborne Museum - 0033 233 41 41 35 or infos@airborne-museum.org

2 to 5 p.m.: US concerts and Welcome to Veterans, on the church’ square

2-2.30 p.m.: « Eisenhower Elite Energy » of Eisenhower High School (50 singers)

2.30-3 p.m.: Alexandria Hamonizers (95 singers)

3-5 p.m. : Concert followed by a great American parade in town with 350 musicians of the three

groups: East Burke High School « Marching Cavaliers », Lakeshore High School “Lancer Marching

Band”, University of Texas San Antonio “Roadrunner Marching Band”

9 p.m.: Concert for Peace, on the church’ square with the regional orchestra and a choir. (or in the

church according to the weather conditions)

Official International Ceremony in Ouistreham with the Heads of state (time to be determined)

Saturday, 7th June :

 

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.

11.30 a.m.: Inauguration of a new monument (Glider wing) next to the Cauquigny Chapel

Organization: US Normandie Mémoire et Gratitude - 02.33.52.63.27 ou 06.77.65.04.23 /

danielbriard@hotmail.fr

 

ANGOVILLE AU PLAIN

10.30 a.m.: Mass in the church

11.30 a.m. Ceremony at the monument dedicated to the medics Robert E. WRIGHT and Kenneth J.

MOORE from the 2nd Battalion of the 501st PIR of the 101st Airborne Division. Organization:

Townhall

 

CARENTAN

8.30 a.m.: Start of the Carentan Liberty March from Carentan, at the marina.

Organization: Carentan Liberty Group: carentanlibertygroup@hotmail.fr

3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.: Animations, place de la république

Music and dance with the Three Belles and The Bevin Boys, demonstrations of dance

Exodus re-enactment

Vehicles parade

4.30 p.m.: Arrival of the Carentan Liberty March, re-enactment of the 23rd June 1944 ceremony

“Silver Star”, place de la république

5.00 p.m.: Flash mob with 1940’s music , place de la république

8.30 p.m.: Great Dance of the Liberation animated by the Big Band “Tea for Two” with 21 musicians,

the Three Belles and The Bevin Boys. Flash Mob with 1940’s music, at the racecourse.

1940’s atmosphere. Please wear 1940’s clothes. Entrance fee: 6 €

Organization: Carentan Liberty Group - 0033 233 42 19 86

 

CATZ

10.00 a.m.-2.00 p.m.: Jeep gathering (g503.com) with collectors from around the world. More

information: http://jeepgathering2014.jimdo.com

At the Normandy Tank Museum: contact@normandy-tank-museum.fr or 0033 233 44 39 45

 

ECAUSSEVILLE

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

Organization: RCPT

Demonstrations of parachute folding. Grilled meat to take away on site.

At the Airship Hangar: belin@aerobase.fr or 0033 233 08 56 02

 

GRAIGNES

5.30 p.m.: Ceremony. Organization: Townhall

 

PICAUVILLE

9 a.m.: Hike on the « historic paths » of Picauville and Etienville. English and French commentaries.

Organization : Association Patrimoine - tourisme.patrimoine@orange.fr or 0033 607 48 09 95

 

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

3 p.m.: Spectacle "Let’s build Peace together" on the church square by 39 French, American and

German high school students. Organization: Collège (high school) of Sainte Mère Eglise (à confirmer)

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

Militaire - 0033 233 71 56 54 or leholdy@orange.fr

9.00-11.00 p.m.: Theatre mini-plays by the teenagers of Ste Mère Eglise Secondary school in the

Utah Beach Museum.

 

SAINTE MERE EGLISE

All day long: Tandem parachute jumps above Sainte Mère Eglise.

Dive in History during the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy. Meeting at the Cherbourg-

Maupertus airport to get into the plane and fly above the Cotentin and Utah Beach Coasts before

your get ready to jump above Sainte Mère Eglise!

Prices: 365 €/person, video+photos: 130 €, video: 100 €

Booking: Tourist Office of Sainte Mère Eglise - 0033 233 21 00 33 or ot@ccsme.fr

10.00 to 11.00 a.m.: Conference on the gliders by Philippe Esvelin in the Airborne Museum. In French

language. (At 2 p.m. in English)

11.00 a.m.: Spectacle "Let’s build Peace together" on the church square by 39 French, American and

German high school students (to be confirmed)

Organization: high school of Sainte Mère Eglise

12.00 p.m.: Parade of 150 Harley Davidson. Ducs de Normandy Chapter Club

1.00 p.m.: Picnic Normandy-Day with concert “Ducky Jim Trio” (50’s Rockabilly band) 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. Organization: Townhall

2.00 - 8.30 p.m.: In deambulation in town, the band “la Banda Jojo”, 30’s-60’s jazz band.

2.00 to 3.00 p.m.: Conference on the gliders by Philippe Esvelin in the Airborne Museum. In English

language. (At 10 a.m. in French)

3.00-4.00 p.m.: Concert of the Holland American Legion Band (Michigan Brass Band), on the church’

square

5.00-6.00 p.m.: Ceremony for Peace with the children, on the church’ square. Organization :

Townhall

7.00 p.m.: Banquet of the Liberty in Ste Mère Eglise at the market hall.

Share this dinner and evening with the Veterans and soldiers of many nationalities who will

make the Sunday’ spectacle during the parachute drop!

Norman and American animations.

Organization: AVA (Amis des Vétérans Américains).

29 €/Adult, 19€/child from 4 to 10 years old included - free for children under 4 years old

(Prices until 1st May 2014, price will rise afterwards).

Limited places. Booking is confirmed after payment has been received.

Booking: Tourist Office : 00 33 233 21 00 33 or ot@ccsme.fr

8.00 p.m.-2.00 a.m. : Concerts, on the church’ square

8.00-9.00 p.m.: Concert « le Jazz le plus long »

9.15-10.15 p.m.: « Dota und die Stadt Piraten » (German band)

10.30-11.30 p.m.: « A Fond’De Cale »

11.30-11.45 p.m.: Concert Finale with the instrumental « Ode to Joy » played by the 3 groupson the

stage

11.50 p.m.-00.10 a.m.: Fireworks on the church square. Organization: Townhall

00.15 a.m.: Dance of the Liberation with « Dénécheau Jazz Musette » (1940’s music), on the church’

square. Organization: Townhall

Sunday, 8th June:

 

BREVANDS

Ceremony at the hamlet “le Moulin”

 

CARENTAN

11.00 a.m.: Mass at the Notre Dame Church

12.00 p.m.: Parade of military vehicles in town and exhibition on the Square “marché aux pommes”

8.30 p.m.: Concert by the Holland American Legion Band (50 musicians). In first part, the Carentan

Harmony Orchestra. At salle des fêtes, theatre room.

Organsization: Townhall

 

SAINTE MARIE DU MONT

3 p.m. - 6 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 or leholdy@orange.fr

3 p.m.: Concert of the Legion Band with 50 musicians, on Utah Beach. Organization: Utah Beach

Museum

5.00 p.m.: Conference on “the liberation by the American troops of the South West Bohemia”, in

partnership with Pilsen (Czech republic)

8.30 p.m.: Concert in the church. Organization: Townhall

9.00-11.00 p.m.: Theatre mini-plays by the teenagers of Ste Mère Eglise Secondary school in the

Utah Beach Museum.

 

SAINTE MERE EGLISE

8.30 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

9.30 a.m.: Ceremony at the Temporary Military Cemeteries Monument, at the sportfield.

Organization: Townhall

10 a.m.: Memorial Mass, in the church. Organization: Centre paroissial

11.45 a.m.: Welcome to 300 to 350 “Friends of the Way of Liberty” cyclers, at the Borne 0, in front

of the Townhall. Booking starts in January 2014. www.voiedelaliberte.fr

PARACHUTAGES - La Fière Site (Kellam Bridge) - 3 km away from the center

9.30 a.m.: Re-enactment of 1944 parachute drop with 10 C-47 planes. Organization: RCPT, LJT

and Townhall

11.00 a.m.: Ecumenical Memorial Mass

11.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.: Parade of the band “la Banda Jojo” on the site

Starting at 12.00 p.m.: International Military Parachute drops with 700 soldiers of several

nationalities, on the site.

Patrouille de France (French squadron’s airshow) - To be confirmed

4 p.m.: Official Ceremony at the Iron Mike Monument.

The French Medal of Honor will be given to the American Veteran Fred Morgan (paratrooper

medic with the 82nd Airborne).

Organization: Townhall

2.30 p.m.: Concert with “Melon Jazz Band” (25 musicians)

4.p.m.: Vintage cycling hike is back in town!

5 p.m.: Flash Mob with 1940’s music, on the church’ square

6 p.m.: Welcome to the paratroopers, on the church’ square

Inauguration of the monument “Tribute to the Allied paratroopers of June 1944”, on the church’

square. Organization: AVA

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

6.30 p.m.: Military Brass bands, on the church’ square

8.30-10.00 p.m.: Concert with “Melon Jazz Band” (25 musicians) or “Kid Rock” on the church’ square

Monday, 9th June

 

AZEVILLE

Tie to be defined: Historical conference and film projection in open air.

Organization: Azeville Battery - 0033 233 40 63 05 or musee.azeville@manche.fr

 

PICAUVILLE

11.00 a.m.: Mass and wreath laying in dedication to the civilian and military victims of the 1939-

1945 period. In the church.

Organization: Association Patrimoine - tourisme.patrimoine@orange.fr

 

SAINT COME DU MONT

10.30 a.m.: Inauguration of the plaque in memory of LTC Wolverton, killed on the 6th of June

Organization: Townhall

 

SAINTENY

9.30 a.m.: Gathering, at the Townhall

Inauguration and ceremony at the Roserie Monument (at the end of the town, 2nd street, on the

left)

Ceremony at the Forge Monument (D971, axe Periers-Carentan)

Reception in Sainteny, at the Townhall. Organization: Townhall

 

SAINTE MERE EGLISE

11.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m.: Music entertainment of the “Camion Jazz” with “Jazz-Unit Normandie”, “Glenn

Project” and “la Fanfare Overlord”, in town.

 

UTAH BEACH

10.30 a.m.: Comanche ceremony with spectacle of dances and songs

Wednesday, 11th June

 

CARENTAN

Training of the Engineers soldiers from Angers on the harbor

Thursday, 12th June

 

CARENTAN

5.30 p.m.: Ceremony dedicated to civilian victims at the war memorial. Carentan was liberated on

the 12th June 1944.

8.30 p.m.: Testimony evening. Organization: Patrick Fissot

 

UTAH BEACH

4 p.m.: Start of the “Ultra D-Day Trail” in Utah Beach. From 7 nations linked to D-DAY, 7 ultrarunners,

unpaid top athletes will be associated to 5 soldiers from 5 prestigious academies to run 100

miles on the 5 D-Day beaches. Arrival is on the Friday, 13th June at 2 p.m. at the Memorial of Caen,

after 10 check points.

Saturday, 14th May and Sunday, 15th of June:

 

SAINTE MERE EGLISE

During the day: 6th Book show « History and Memories »: More than 50 national and regional

authors. At the townhall. (to be confirmed)

Organization: Communauté de Communes and Libraries

 

During several days:

From Sunday, 25th of May till Monday, 30th of June

 

PICAUVILLE

Exhibition of Pont-l’Abbé-Picauville photos before 1944 and now, with commentaries. A the salle T.

Porcella.

Organization: Association Patrimoine - tourisme.patrimoine@orange.fr

From Friday, 30th May till Sunday, 1st June

 

HEMEVEZ

Local choir festival on the theme of Peace and Freedom at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, at 3 p.m.

on Sunday.

Organization: Association of Heritage preservation and Townhall - 0033 645 63 88 39 or

jeanmarjoly50@gmail.com

 

From Friday, 30th of May till Saturday, 30th of August

 

SAINT CÔME DU MONT

Exhibition “The greatest Generation Memorial Exhibit 2” and the Stars & Stripes newspaper in

Normandie, in the presence of Captain Mc Namara (Chief of Stars & Stripes Detachment 1 in

Normandy in June 1944).

A special Stars & Stripes will be edited by the newspaper that still exists and will be available during

the exhibition.

At the D-Day Paratrooper Historical Center, Dead Man’s Corner Museum: 0033 233 42 00 42 or

www.paratrooper-museum.org

From Wednesday, 4th till Sunday, 8th June

 

SAINT COME DU MONT

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Authors’ dedication time:

Ian Gardner, with his book on the story of the 3rd Battalion of the 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne. (In

presence of the Veteran Jim “Pee Wee” Martin)

Michel de Trez: with his book “Carentan 1944”

Phil Nordyke, with his book about the Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)

recipients for the 1944 feat of battles. (to be confirmed)

Antonin Dehays, with his book about the temporary military cemeteries in Sainte Mère Eglise,

Normandy

Philippe Esvelin, with his book on the US glider’s pilots

Gilles Vallée, with his book about the stick of LTC Wolverton

At the D-Day Paratrooper Historical Center, Dead Man’s Corner Museum: 0033 233 42 00 42 or

www.paratrooper-museum.org

 

Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday, 8th June

Animation on the theme “Women in the war” in Quinéville, at the Mémorial de la Liberté

Retrouvée: several animations such as photo and uniform exhibition…

Saturday, 2nd and Sunday, 3rd August:

National meeting of liberated towns on the theme « Free France » in St Martin de Varreville. 109

liberated towns, 109 townhalls et 109 flags will be there.

Official ceremony in St Martin de Varreville, at the Leclerc Monument (time to be determined).

Organization: Townhall

Saturday 2nd August

8.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m.: Military fair in open air at the Leclerc Monument. Organization: association

Timberwolves - Tel: 0033 608 45 24 65 or ballesterbarth@aol.com

Sunday 3rd August

9.45 a.m. : Gathering of the soldiers, standard bearers and Mayors

10.15 a.m. : Welcome to civilian and military VIP, flag raising, speeches, wreath laying, medal

ceremony, stone baptisme, inauguration of the historical board of the 2nd Armoured Division of

Leclerc and the Rochambelle Monument, flight of doves, link ceremony and song of the 2nd AD march

11.30 a.m.: Mass in open air by the Holly Mother of Peace father and the 2nd AD chaplain

(atmosphere of the 1940’s mass)

1.00 p.m.: Reception following the ceremony

1.30 p.m.: Lunch. Booking at the townhall - mairie.stmartin-varreville@orange.fr

30 € /person

Reconstruction of Military Camps

Saturday, 31th till Tuesday, 10th June

Ecausseville: US Camp at the Airship Hangar with the ANCM44. Exhibitions, demonstrations,

military vehicle tours on site…

ANCM44 : 0033 687 80 58 92 or ancm44@orange.fr

Airship Hangar : 0033 233 08 56 02 or belin@aerobase.fr

Saturday, 31st May - Sunday, 15th June :

Brucheville: US Camp at Mr and Mrs Champagne, la Rive - 0033 233 20 02 67 or

champagne.michel50@orange.fr

Saturday, 31st till Monday, 9th June:

Carentan: Arizona Camp, route Américaine.

Reconstruction of a US camp with animations: US mail, field hospital, etc.

Parade of 70 Harley Davidson of the 1940’s. Concert.

Organization: CAPA association - rump.capa@yahoo.fr

Sunday, 1st till Sunday, 8th June:

Sainte Mère Eglise: Geronimo Camp, at the Airborne Museum

Re-enactment of the Airborne troops in Normandy with 150 participants and 70 vehicles

Several animations.

Organization: Airborne Museum - 00 33 233 41 41 35 or infos@airborne-museum.org

 

From Sunday, 1st till Sunday, 8th June

 

Saint Côme du Mont:

Reconstruction of a US Military Camp of the 82nd AB (Les Diables Rouges 508, Freedom’s Angels and

an English group) around a US WACO glider scale model (at scale 1).

At the D-Day Paratrooper Historical Center, Dead Man’s Corner Museum: 0033 233 42 00 42 or

www.paratrooper-museum.org

 

From Tuesday, 2nd till the Tuesday, 10th June

Méautis: Bloody Gulch Camp at Manoir de Donville

 

Thursday, 5th - Sunday, 8th June :

Sainte Marie du Mont: Reconstruction of a US Military Camp, on the church’ square.

Dioramas and workshop: exhibition of mechanics, first-aid post, headquarter, gendarmerie and MP,

mortar and Cal. 30

Organization: Club du Souvenir Militaire - 0033 233 71 56 54 or leholdy@orange.fr

More information:

www.sainte-mere-eglise.info

www.ot-baieducotentin.fr

Offices de Tourisme de la Baie du Cotentin

Ste Mère Eglise Carentan

6, rue Eisenhower - 50 480 Ste Mère Eglise 25, place de la république - 50500 Carentan

Tel: 0033 233 21 00 33 - ot@ccsme.fr Tel : 0033 233 71 23 50 or ot.carentan@ccbdc.fr

Project certified by the « Région » (County Council)

 

CONTACTS :

Centre paroissial (Marche Internationale pour la Paix) : 02.33.41.41.48 ou

saintemereeglise50.cef.fr

Association « Picauville se souvient » - M. DENNEBOUY Denis : 02.33.41.02.48 /

charles.dennebouy@orange.fr

US Normandie Mémoire et Gratitude - M. BRIARD Daniel : 02.33.52.63.27 ou 06.77.65.04.23

/ danielbriard@hotmail.fr

Association Timberwolves (Bourse Militaire Ste Mère Eglise) - M. BALLESTER :

06.08.45.24.65 ou ballesterbarth@aol.com

Association pour la sauvegarde de l’église d’Angoville au Plain - M. Hamchin :

02.33.42.05.07

AVA (Amis des Vétérans Américains) - Mme Coupey : 02.33.41.72.76 /

ava50480@gmail.com

Comité des fêtes de Chef du Pont- M. CUQUEMELLE Yves : 02.33.41.44.87

Comité des fêtes d’Orglandes - M. DOUBLET Rémy : doublet.remi@wanadoo.fr

Association « Les amis du Jour J d’Utah Beach » - M. DELPATRY Robert :

02 33 71 53 18 ou 06 81 65 87 59

MVCG Bretagne (reconstitution du camp US à Ste Mère Eglise) - M. Menguy : 02.96.73.32.58

/ menguybruce@gmail.com

Club du Souvenir Militaire à Ste Marie du Mont - M. Tanne : 02.33.71.56.54 /

leholdy@orange.fr

C-47 Club Normandy Chapter - Alain HOLLEY : 06.51.23.25.35 ou

c-47clubnormandychapter@hotmail.fr

Round Canopy Parachuting Team Inc. (parachutages C47) - Mr ACHTEN Hubert :

06.48.14.57.81 / staff@rcpt.eu ou www.rcpt.eu

ANCM44 : Association Nord Cotentin Mémoire 44 - Ludo : 06 87 80 58 92 ou

ancm44@orange.fr

Liberty Jump Team Inc - Dominique Launay : 02 33 41 27 50 / libertyjumpteamI@aol.com

www.libertyjumpteam.org

Association de la sauvegarde du Patrimoine et Mairie d’Hémèvez - M. JOLY Jean-Marc : 06

45 63 88 39 ou jeanmarcjoly50@gmail.com

Association Patrimoine – Picauville : 06 07 48 09 95 ou tourisme.patrimoine@orange.fr

Musée Airborne – Ste Mère Eglise : 02 33 41 41 35 ou infos@airborne-museum.org

D-Day Paratrooper Historical Center, Dead Man’s Corner Museum: 02 33 42 00 42 ou

carentan.101@orange.fr

Musée du Débarquement – Utah Beach : 02 33 71 53 35 ou musee@utah-beach.com


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attached a few pictures of The greatest Generation Memorial Exhibit 2. You can visit it until the end of August.

 

Cheers,

 

Easy502

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