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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: Franco-American Ceremony
Expected Units: 173rd Airborne Brigade, Airborne Ranger Training Brigade
Details: To commemorate the Memorial Hospital Center, classified as a historical monument since 2008 as its history is closely linked to the events of World War II.
Event: Maj. Thomas Howie "The Major of Saint-Lô"
Expected Units: 29th Infantry Division
Details: To remember Major Thomas D. Howie who was killed in action while leading his unit in an effort to liberate the town of Saint-Lô