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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.
Event: Pointe-du-Hoc Climb & Ceremony
Expected Units: 75th Ranger Regiment
Details: To re-enact the scaling of Pointe-du-Hoc and honor the Rangers of the 2nd and 5th battalions who scaled the 100-foot cliffs at Pointe-du-Hoc overlooking Omaha Beach to seize the German artillery pieces to prevent them firing on the American landing forces at Utah and Omaha beach. Gen. Omar Bradley said this mission was the most difficult task he ever gave anyone under his command.