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
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
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