75th Anniversary of D-Day at Normandy American Cemetery

 

June 6, 2019 will mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings along the Normandy coast during World War II. This event, which ultimately led to the liberation of Europe, will be commemorated at Normandy American Cemetery. We are pleased to be able to announce that the 6 June ceremony will start at 11:00 am.

Security procedures will be confirmed soon but guests should anticipate that they will need to be on site no later than 9:30 am. If you’re interested in learning more about the event, email dday75@abmc.gov. If you are the family member of an individual who is buried or memorialized in Normandy American Cemetery or traveling with a World War II veteran, please include that information in your email.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Registration

All available tickets and invitations have been sent for the 6 June commemorative ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery. If you registered on our website before the cutoff and did not receive a ticket, please let us know at dday75@abmc.gov. Please be patient, we are receiving a high volume of emails and will answer queries in the order they are received.

If you are a WWII Veteran or representing one, or if you are the next of kin of a service member interred or memorialized at Normandy American Cemetery please send an email to us at dday75@abmc.gov.

If you received a ticket or invitation, please follow the instructions exactly. With so many people coming for the ceremony, it is imperative that guests follow instructions to ensure the safety and security of everyone on site.

If you registered on the waitlist and did not receive a ticket, we hope that you are still able to watch the ceremony on our Facebook livestream at www.facebook.com/usabmc.

 

Transportation

For transportation to the site, please follow the instructions on the ticket you received. For more information about road closures in the local area, please see the Prefecture’s website: http://www.calvados.gouv.fr/circulation-et-mobilite-r1885.html

 

Q: What time will the ceremony start?

A. The 6 June ceremony will start at 11:00 am. Security procedures will be confirmed soon, however guests should anticipate that the arrival time will be no later than 9:30 am.  

 

Q: Will there be food/water on site?

A: As Normandy American Cemetery is a sacred, solemn place, we cannot allow picnics or food in the plot area or near the memorial.

We will have water available on site. As we continue to work the security requirements for the ceremony, we are looking into the possibility of having food available for purchase on site.

 

Q: I would like to lay a wreath at Normandy American Cemetery on 6 June, how can I go about doing so?

A: We will not be able to accommodate wreath-laying requests for 6 June. We are happy to accommodate these requests on any other day, so please get in touch with cemetery staff about normal wreath-laying procedures.

 

Q: I am a WWII re-enactor and would like to wear my WWII-era uniform, will I be allowed to do so?

A: We understand that many people are enthusiastic about showing their appreciation by wearing authentic-looking WWII-era uniforms.

Unless you are entitled to wear a current military uniform, we cannot allow entry to anyone wearing a uniform. Weapons of any kind, including replica, demilitarized, or otherwise non-functional are not allowed at any time.

 

 

 

View of the Normandy Reflecting Pool
75th Anniversary of D-Day at Normandy American Cemetery
 

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