Press Release - Commemoration of D-Day 80

May 28, 2024

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WIESBADEN, Germany —

U.S. military personnel and equipment will support and commemorate the 80th anniversary of Operation Overlord, most known as D-Day, from May 30 to June 10, highlighting the enduring strength of the U.S. commitment to European security.

This year Southern European Task Force-Africa, Vicenza, Italy, will lead Joint Task Force 80 in Normandy, France, with support from U.S. Army Europe and Africa and almost 1200 U.S. Soldiers and Airmen from more than a dozen commands historically linked to D-Day. The participating units will take part in over 100 commemorative events, across almost 40 French communities throughout the Normandy region—including a U.S.-hosted ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery on June 6, and a commemorative airborne operation on June 9, 2024.

The allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 marked the largest multi-national amphibious attack and operational military airdrop in history. D-Day is considered the beginning of the end of WWII in Europe.

For more information, please contact:

  • U.S. Army Europe and Africa