D-Day 75th Anniversary

D-Day 75th Anniversary sponsored by University of Maryland University College Europe

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This year we honor the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the day the Allied Forces of Britain, American, Canada and France came out victorious and established a turning point during World War II. 

UP FRONT by Bill Mauldin

Upon hearing the phrase D-Day, most would have no problem in associating this with the Allied invasion of Normandy on the northern coast of France carried out on June 6, 1944. The Invasion of Normandy is the term which refers to the operation as it stretched on into the summer months.
Still wondering what to do in your down time on your trip to Normandy? You could be on the go from dawn to dusk and still not exhaust all there is to see and do there. Here are a few more places well worth your attention:
Take in Bayeux’s famed tapestry
So you’ve managed to put those tricky lodging and transportation pieces together and it’s official — you’ll be making your way to Normandy for the blowout celebrations commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings!
In the early, pre-dawn hours of darkness Tuesday, June 6, 1944, more than 130,000 Allied troops made their way across the frigid waters of the English Channel and through clouded skies from southern England to the cliffs and dunes of Normandy in northern France.
Disclaimer - Some of these events are very popular and may be sold out already:
May 25

10 a.m: Departure from Utah Beach. – 5 p.m: Arrival in Sainte-Mère-Église. Free to attend.
May 30 – June 2
When the Allied forces launched an attack to liberate Europe from German military occupation, the impact it would have on history was nothing but a dream.
WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — Jimmy Farmer Sr. sat in front of the crowd gathered at the French Embassy in Washington, looking spiffy in his dark blue jacket, white shirt and patriotic tie.