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

Editor's Note: This story was written by an 11-year-old visiting Normandy, France for the first time.
One of the highlight events within the mix of celebrations honoring the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings is the Daks over Normandy event. (“Dak” is the short form for Dakota, the name used by the U.K.
In May, 2018 Henry Tamblin and his daughter found Bernard Sandler’s Army dogtag on a beach near where they live in Cornwall, England. Bernard Sandler, born January 19, 1912, was a soldier in the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed in Cornwall.
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!
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
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
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.