'A Man Named Walter' is a poem written by 4th grader Michael Steves from McLean, Virginia. Michael was inspired by Medal of Honor recipient Walter Ehlers' actions on D-Day with the 1st Infantry Division. Michael recites the poem he wrote in memory of Walter Ehlers and all of those who fought to commemorate the 76th Anniversary of D-Day.
U.S. Army units with historic-lineage to D-Day who were unable to participate in the 76th Anniversary commemorative events in Normandy, France this year due to COVID-19, wrote and signed a letter to the people of France published in a French newspaper June 6, 2020. While the U.S. Army cannot be physically present, they stand virtually alongside our European allies and partners in honoring those who fought and sacrificed on D-Day.
June 6th 2020 marks the 76th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France. Normally U.S. military members, Veterans and French citizens gather to remember and honor those who fought on that day. A long standing tradition is for military members to give out patches to children. This year due to COVID-19 a long standing tradition continues on with a new twist.
DDay 76: Operation Pictures and Patches
Every year, U.S. European Command Components and historic-lineage military units from the U.S. participate in D-Day commemoration ceremonies in the Normandy region of France. Due to COVID-19, the most disruptive global crisis since World War II, most D-Day 76 events/ceremonies are cancelled this year. While coronavirus has interrupted life around the world to an unprecedented degree, the D-Day tradition continues virtually with a joint video message from the five U.S. European Command Component Commanders.
Joachim (“John”) Zinram does not remember World War II when he was 1 year old but when asked what he does remember, he describes his experience with the American Soldiers stationed near his hometown after the end of the war.
76 years ago, on June 6th, 1944, the allied powers, who fought for freedom and liberation from the tyranny of the axis powers, landed on the beaches of Normandy, France. Although we cannot hold ceremonies and events honoring the brave men and women who fought for the liberation of Europe, we must still remember and honor those heroes.
AFN Europe honors the 156,000 Allied troops that took part in Operation Overlord, D-Day, 76 years ago this weekend.
Every year hundreds of spectators and D-Day veterans gather in the Normandy region of France to commemorate D-Day. For the 76th Anniversary in 2020, the 4th Infantry Division shares a ten part series of videos highlighting the actions of the men of the "Ivy Division" as recorded during the historical operation of the Normandy landings that started on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Every year hundreds of spectators and D-Day veterans gather in the Normandy region of France to commemorate D-Day. For the 76th Anniversary in 2020, the 4th Infantry Division shares a ten part series of videos highlighting the actions of the men of the "Ivy Division" as recorded during the historical operation of the Normandy landings that started on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Every year hundreds of spectators and D-Day veterans gather in the Normandy region of France to commemorate D-Day. For the 76th Anniversary in 2020, the 4th Infantry Division shares a ten part series of videos highlighting the actions of the men of the "Ivy Division" as recorded during the historical operation of the Normandy landings that started on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Every year hundreds of spectators and D-Day veterans gather in the Normandy region of France to commemorate D-Day. For the 76th Anniversary in 2020, the 4th Infantry Division shares a ten part series of videos highlighting the actions of the men of the "Ivy Division" as recorded during the historical operation of the Normandy landings that started on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Every year hundreds of spectators and D-Day veterans gather in the Normandy region of France to commemorate D-Day. For the 76th Anniversary in 2020, the 4th Infantry Division shares a ten part series of videos highlighting the actions of the men of the "Ivy Division" as recorded during the historical operation of the Normandy landings that started on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Every year hundreds of spectators and D-Day veterans gather in the Normandy region of France to commemorate D-Day. For the 76th Anniversary in 2020, the 4th Infantry Division shares a ten part series of videos highlighting the actions of the men of the "Ivy Division" as recorded during the historical operation of the Normandy landings that started on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Every year hundreds of spectators and D-Day veterans gather in the Normandy region of France to commemorate D-Day. For the 76th Anniversary in 2020, the 4th Infantry Division shares a ten part series of videos highlighting the actions of the men of the "Ivy Division" as recorded during the historical operation of the Normandy landings that started on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Every year hundreds of spectators and D-Day veterans gather in the Normandy region of France to commemorate D-Day. For the 76th Anniversary in 2020, the 4th Infantry Division shares a ten part series of videos highlighting the actions of the men of the "Ivy Division" as recorded during the historical operation of the Normandy landings that started on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Every year hundreds of spectators and D-Day veterans gather in the Normandy region of France to commemorate D-Day. For the 76th Anniversary in 2020, the 4th Infantry Division shares a ten part series of videos highlighting the actions of the men of the "Ivy Division" as recorded during the historical operation of the Normandy landings that started on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Every year hundreds of spectators and D-Day veterans gather in the Normandy region of France to commemorate D-Day. For the 76th Anniversary in 2020, the 4th Infantry Division shares a ten part series of videos highlighting the actions of the men of the "Ivy Division" as recorded during the historical operation of the Normandy landings that started on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
This year marks the 76th anniversary of the D-Day landings in 1944. This is the first video in a series of 10 from the 4th Infantry Division. A series based on the memoirs and letters from Solders of the 4th Infantry Division.
U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment, climb the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, in Cricqueville en Bessin, France June 4, 2019. Rangers scale the cliff to honor the 135 men killed or wounded from the 2d and 5th Ranger Battalions while capturing and holding Pointe du Hoc. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the World War II Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being held June 6th at the Normandy American Cemetery at Coleville sur Mer.
The Carentan Liberty March is a commemorative march to honor the Airborne troops who jumped during the Normandy invasion
U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division participate in the 75th D-Day Commemoration in Normandy, France, June 4 to 9, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the World War II Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. (U.S. Army video by Spc. Alleea Oliver)
U.S. Army Capt. Darren Cinatl, a Paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, participates in an airborne operation at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, July 11 through 12, 2019. Cinatl is also part of a professional airborne demonstration team that commemorates veterans of all U.S. conflicts by performing static line jumps in historically-themed uniforms and aircraft. (U.S. Army video by Spc. Justin W. Stafford)
Interviews with members of Congress following the D-Day 75th Anniversary ceremony, June 6, 2019. Rep. Bill Huizenga, Michigan, 2nd District Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas, 18th District Rep. G.K. Butterfield, North Carolina, 1st District Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, Kansas, 1st District
DDay 75th Anniversary timelapse video of preparations at the American Cemetery

 

76th Anniversary of D-Day
Together we remember

Letters from the Command

A letter of solidarity and tribute to the Allied forces that fought together 76 years ago June 6, 1944 from the commanding generals of U.S. Army Europe, U.S. Army Reserve Command, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, XVIII Airborne Corps, 82nd Airborne Division,  101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 1st Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division and the 29th Infantry Division.


en Français: 76ème anniversaire du Débarquement - Ensemble Nous Nous Souvenons


in English: 76th Anniversary of D-Day: Together We Remember