D-Day, June 6, 1944

On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which "we will accept nothing less than full victory." More than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day's end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -- more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded -- but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.

Learn the story of the Normandy Campaign from D-Day through the liberation at Paris through the American Battle Monuments Commission's interactive presentation.

To print out the full brochure of DDay events, visit DDayFestival.com or click HERE.

D-Day Ceremonies

Every year, French towns and citizens invite the U.S. military to participate in the numerous D-Day related ceremonies and commemorations in Normandy, France. This year, 300 men and women from the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force will be involved in activities open to the public from June 3 to 7. All are invited to come and be a part of these memorials and remember the sacrifices made to defeat tyranny.

To print out the complete brochure of events in France, visit


June 3

6:30 pm - Curahee Memorial/Lt. Meehan Crash Site, Eglise, Beuzeville au Plain
Intersection of the D17 and Route de la Bonde, Beuzeville-au-Plain, France

June 4

10 a.m. - Musee des Troupes Aeroportees (USAAF Transport Memorial), 5 L Eglise, 50360 Picauville, France

2 p.m. - Rex Combs Memorial, D70 50480 Chef-du-Pont, France

4 p.m. - Hemeves Stele (507th Parachute Infantry Regiment Cemetery Stone), Le Chateau
50700 Hemevez, France

4:30 p.m. - Church Service at Sainte Mere Eglise, 16 Rue General Koening 50480, Sainte Mere Eglise, France

5:30 p.m. - Sainte Mere Eglise Monument/Airborne Troops Monument, vic 47 Rue du General de Gualle 50480 Sainte Mere Eglise, France

6 p.m. - Stele 4eme Division (4th Infantry Division Memorial), vic 8 Residence de l Etoile
50310 Montebourg, France

June 5

10 a.m. - 82nd Airborne Division & 90th Infantry Division Memorial Crossroads Monument),16 D69, 50480 Gourbesville, France

11:30 a.m. - Monument 507 eme (507th Parachute Infantry Regiment Monument), 16-24 D126 50480 Amfreville, France

2:30 p.m. - German Cemetery, Route Nationale 14230 La Cambe, France

3 p.m. - Carentan Airborne Demonstration Vicinity Carentan City Hall/Mairie, Boulevard de Verdun, 50500 Carentan, France

3 p.m. - DeGlopper Memorial, Route du Hameau Flaux, 50480 Amfreville, France

5 p.m. - Carre de Choux/Cabbage Patch, 9034B Route de Saint-Come, 50500 Carentan, France

5 p.m. - Memorial Franco-American, 5 Place de la Liberation, 50620 Graignes-Mesnil-Angot, France

6:30 p.m. - Monument 90 eme Division (90th Infantry Division Memorial), 33 rue d'Utah Beach 50360 Picauville, Germany

June 6

9 a.m. - 1st Infantry Division Monument, Omaha Beach, Colleville-sur-Mer, France

9:30 a.m. - Signal Monument/Liberation Monument, 43 Rue General de Gaulle 50480 Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France

10:15 a.m. - 29th Infantry Division Monument, 4 Rue Bernard Anquetil 14710 Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France

10:45 a.m. - Utah Beach Ceremony, Dutch Ceremony, Utah Beach D Day Monument 50480 Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, France

11 a.m. - Ranger Monument/D-Day Overlord Association Ceremony), Pointe du Hoc D-Day Monument, Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France

11:30 a.m.- Airborne Memorial Ceremony, vic 7 Rue de lEglise, 50480 Angouville au Plain

11:30 a.m. - National Guard Monument, 12 Boulevard de Cauvigny 14710 Vierville-sur-Mer, France

11:30 a.m. - Higgins Boat Memorial at Utah Beach, Utah Beach D Day Monument 50480 Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, France

12:15 a.m. - Utah Beach Federal Monument Ceremony, Utah Beach D Day Monument 50480 Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, France

2:30 p.m. - Ranger Monument, Pointe du Hoc D-Day Monument, Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France

3 p.m. - Canadian War Cemetery at Juno Beach, Route de Reviers 14470 Reviers, France

3 p.m. - Church Square, Le Pont Road 50260 Negreville, France

4 p.m. - Parade, 43 Rue General de Gaulle, 50480 Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France

June 7

9 a.m. - Stadium Stele, At the edge of the soccer field, adjacent the JTF71 LSA. Just SW of the DFAC in Sainte Mere Eglise, France

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (weather dependent) - Airborne Operation, 2 La Fiere 50480 Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France

2:30 p.m. - Normandy American Cemetery/Jewish Recognition Ceremony, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France

3 p.m. - Iron Mike Monument, 12 La Fiere 50480 Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France

5 p.m. - March to Town Square (starting at Town Hall), Rue du Cap de Laine 50480 Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France






D-Day Fact Sheet: The Beaches (.pdf, 413 KB)

D-Day Fact Sheet: Consequences (.pdf, 562 KB)

D-Day Fact Sheet: The Supplies. (.pdf, 423 KB)

D-Day Fact Sheet: Axis Powers (.pdf, 299 KB)

D-Day Fact Sheet: Leadership (.pdf, 405 KB)

D-Day Fact Sheet: Tactics (.pdf, 569 KB)