Each year, hundreds of U.S. service members stationed in Europe, and from U.S.-based units with historical links to D-Day, join contingents from more than five nations to recognize and honor the men and women of the "Greatest Generation" by performing music, marching in parades and honoring the colors of allied nations during the commemorative period of 1-9 June, 2019 in the region of Normandy, France.

The anniversary of D-Day remains a historic reminder of the strong and unremitting relationship between the United States and our European allies and partners.


D-Day event photos

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D-Day Commemoration Videos

DDay 75th Anniversary timelapse video of preparations at the American Cemetery
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