Photos from Ceremonies in Coleville-sur-Mer

2019 Event Details

Event: 1st Infantry Division Monument

Expected Units: 1st Infantry Division

Details: To honor 1st Infantry Division Soldiers of the D-Day landings

Event: 1st Infantry Division Monument and Wine Reception

Expected Units: 1st Infantry Division, 18th Airborne Corps

Details: To honor the 1st Infantry Division soldiers who were killed during the D-Day landings while fighting for the liberation of the world. A wine reception will follow.

Event: American Cemetery Ceremony Rehearsal for June 6

Expected Units: 173rd Airborne Brigade;101st Airborne Division; 82nd Airborne Division; 75th Ranger Regiment; 1st Infantry Division; 4th Infantry Division; 29th Infantry Division; 90th Infantry Division; 529th Military Police Company; Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa; Naval Forces Europe

Details: Soldiers will rehearse for the American Cemetery ceremony on June 6, 2019. The ceremony will commemorate veterans of World War II at the first American cemetery on European soil.

Event: Normandy American Cemetery Ceremony

Expected Units: U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard and others

Details: To honor those who died during the D-Day landings and recognize the veterans who lived on.  On June 8, 1944, the U.S. First Army established a site here as the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II.  It contains the graves of 9,380 Soldiers, most of whom lost their lives during the D-Day landings and ensuing operations

More information on the ceremony and register to attend: American Battle Monuments Commission