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D-Day Memorial Parade

70th Anniversary Parade Commissioned
The D-Day 70 Years Committee has been commissioned to organize the D-Day Memorial Parade and Musical Salute to the Veterans to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Allied Landings in Normandy France and the Liberation of Europe.

June 6, 2014 - D-Day
June 6, 1944 - the day the Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy France and only after a heroic effort and sacrifice by thousands of valiant men representing the “greatest generation” The German held villages throughout Normandy were Liberated. This marked the beginning of the defeat of Nazi Tyranny throughout Europe.


Sainte Mere Eglise - Host Village of the Parade
70 years later on June 6, 2014, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first village to be liberated by American paratroopers, will host this historic parade. Military units, Marching Bands, Cultural and Civic groups will march down the same streets that were lined with American troops in 1944. The town has since named their streets after Allied Generals including General Eisenhower. They have also preserved WWII era artifacts in their WWII museum in the center of town. The Mayor has expressed his best wishes and looks forward to greeting the parade participants as they visit his wonderful village. In addition to the parade a concert series will be staged in the town square featuring outstanding performing groups.

This event has been recognized by numerous veterans associations, community organizations, military and government officials and will provide participants and spectators an opportunity to salute those men and women who have and continue to sacrifice for our nation.

See satellite image of Sainte Mere Eglise.

Our Mission
The 70th Anniversary D-Day Memorial Parade will provide a meaningful tribute to our veterans and armed forces while featuring talented performing groups, associations, local, state and national dignitaries and organizations, along with military groups and officials joining together to share the Spirit of America with the citizens and visitors of Normandy.

Letter from Marc LeFevre, Mayor of Sainte Mere Eglise
The Parade Route
The 70th Anniversary D-Day Memorial Parade begin at the Mayor’s palace and proceed through town and around the town square.
Following the Parade will be a closing ceremony and American Musical Salute Concert.

See map of the parade route


Parade Committee
Our 2014 - 70th Anniversary D-Day Memorial Parade Committee members have been selected from a variety of backgrounds and experience including military, veterans organizations, government, hospitality, education, history and event production.