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Each year hundreds of U.S. armed forces members stationed in Europe, and from U.S.-based units with historical links to D-Day, join service members and civilians from all over Europe to recognize and honor the men and women of the "Greatest Generation" by performing music, marching in parades and honoring the deeds and sacrifices of allied nations during the commemorative period of 1-9 June 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.
The mayors of towns and villages in the Normandy region of France request U.S. participation in ceremonies to commemorate the anniversary of the D-Day landings and subsequent liberation of their communities. This web page is a legacy to that relationship and here you will find past and present commemorations in this town.
Event: 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment Monument
Expected Units: Airborne Ranger Training Brigade, 503rd Military Police Battalion
Details: To honor the heroic actions of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment who helped liberate Amfreville during the D-Day landings of 1944.
Event: Charles Deglopper Ceremony, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment
Expected Units: 82nd Airborne Division
Details: To honor New York native, Pvt. 1st Class Charles Deglopper of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the battle of Normandy near La Fiere, France.
Event: Timmes Orchard Memorial
Details: To honor Lt. Col. Charles Timmes of 2nd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division who lead his troops to the eventual liberation of Amfreville