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. Ceremony planning is underway, but details will not be finalized until closer to the event. 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.

Information will be added to this website as details become available.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. I am a WWII Veteran, Veteran of another conflict, current member of the military, or next-of-kin (NOK) of someone buried at Normandy American Cemetery. Do I have to register?
A. Yes, everyone is asked to register to attend the ceremony in order to ensure we do not exceed the capacity of the cemetery and adhere to the traffic measures implemented by local authorities on the day of the ceremony. There are currently 5k open spots for the ceremony on June 6th. However, all WWII Veterans and NOK are asked to email the American Battle Monuments Commission directly at dday75@abmc.gov in order to track your attendance and potential seating arrangements during the ceremony.

Q. Can I still attend the ceremony if I don’t register?
A. Unfortunately, due to road closures, traffic restrictions and security requirements on the day of the ceremony, it would be difficult to arrive at Normandy American Cemetery without proof of registration. We encourage all those who are interested in attending to register as soon as possible for the June 6 ceremony.

Q. Will I receive a ticket or some sort of proof that I’m a registered attendee?
A. At this time, all registrants are encouraged to print and save a copy of their registration for the event. As more details become available for day-of procedures, they will be posted to this website. All attendees are encouraged to monitor www.abmc.gov/dday75 for up to date information on the ceremony.

Q. How do I get to the ceremony on June 6? Will I be able to park at the cemetery?
A. We continue to work with local authorities on travel and parking procedures on the day of the ceremony. Additional information will be provided to registered attendees as it is confirmed, and will be posted to www.abmc.gov/dday75.

Q. I am traveling with an organized tour group/tour company. Do I have to register? 
A. Please check with your tour operator before submitting an individual registration. If your tour operator has not been in contact with the American Battle Monuments Commission, please direct them to dday75@abmc.gov.

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75th Anniversary of D-Day at Normandy American Cemetery

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