70th D-Day commemorations on Omaha Beach

Last year I wrote about Omaha Beach which can be viewed here.

The beach is located between Vierville and Colleville-sur-Mer, so if you find yourself nearby I would recommend you visit this very moving site.

Omaha Beach is arguably the most well-known of Normandy’s beaches. It was here that American troops suffered huge losses. The RAF had bombed the area intensely in the nights prior to the 6th June, however most German defenses had not be destroyed.

To mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, on the 7th June there will be a parade of UNIVEM military vehicles on Omaha Beach. This will be followed in the evening by a giant picnic on the seafront, in addition to a Liberation Ball featuring The Glenn Project Big Band. Afterwards, Les Moulinex will play 1940’s music and french post-war songs before the release of sky lanterns at 11pm.

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2 thoughts on “70th D-Day commemorations on Omaha Beach”

  1. Hello Annie

    My name is Daniel Aberg and I am living
    in Karlstad in Sweden.

    I must thank you for a very interesting blog. I really likes history and you writes about the events in Normandy in a very interesting way.
    In your blog you learn a lot about the history about the invasion of Normandy.

    You also gives very good information about places to visit in the area around Normandy. I am looking forward to read the journal and watch pictures and videos from Normandy 70 events.

    Best Wishes

    Daniel Aberg

    1. Hi Daniel,

      Thank you so much for your kind words about the blog. I’m very moved that you’ve enjoyed it so much. I hope you continue to as well!

      Thanks so much again,
      Annie

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