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406, 2020

D-Day Commemoration 2020

D-Day Commemoration 2020 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 76th D-Day Commemoration ceremonies are at a strict minimum and the annual parachute jump has been cancelled. To mark June 6, 2020, The Normandy Institute has invited a distinguished group of its supporters to pay tribute to D-Day, the veterans and the importance of the commemoration. We are honored to announce that amongst the speakers are: The US Ambassador to [...]

1204, 2019

D-Day Festival 2019

D-Day Festival 2019 Festivities in the vicinity of the Normandy Institute Each year since 2007, D-Day Festival Normandy has been offering a program of festivities to commemorate the anniversary of the Allied Landings on June 6th, 1944. For all the events taking place during May-June 2019 in Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Picauville, Utah Beach – Sainte Marie du Mont and Carentan, see: » download the program for our region Events in the wider [...]

808, 2016

Susan Eisenhower – Normandy 2016

Susan Eisenhower – Normandy 2016 On June 5, 2016, Susan Eisenhower, Normandy Institute advisory board member, received her Legion of Honor at La Fière bridge. Susan Eisenhower was then special guest at a Legion of Honor ceremony at chateau de Bernaville in Picauville for five WWII veterans. Attendees included four-star General Nicholson who also received a Legion of Honor that day, General Townsend, Henry Montgomery, [...]

408, 2016

Zane Schlemmer 82nd Airborne Veteran Legion of Honor June 6 2009

Zane Schlemmer, a Picauville D-Day veteran, received Legion of Honor Zane was inducted “Officier” of the Legion of Honor on June 6, 2009, the 65th anniversary of D-Day. The ceremony took place at the American Cemetery in the presence of Presidents Sarkozy and Obama, Prince Charles and the Prime Ministers of the UK and Canada. Zane Schlemmer receives hug from President Sarkozy after receiving his [...]

208, 2016

J.J. Witmeyer – Legion of Honor – Chateau Picauville

J.J. Witmeyer – Legion of Honor  WW2 veteran J.J. Witmeyer Jr. (1921-2014) was one of 75 recipients of the Legion of Honor medal that was bestowed in Paris on June 5, 2009, the eve of the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. A New Orleans native J.J. Witmeyer enlisted in the army the day after Pearl Harbor. He was a tech sergeant in the [...]

108, 2016

Dr. Gordon “Nick” Mueller – Legion of Honor

Dr. Gordon “Nick” Mueller – Legion of Honor Dr. Gordon “Nick” Mueller was the driving force together with Stephen Ambrose behind the creation of the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. Dr. Mueller is currently the President and CEO of the Museum and has led the organization as chairman of the board from 1998 through its fundraising and construction of an ongoing 370 million dollar [...]

3006, 2016

Tom Brokaw – Greatest Generation – Legion of Honor

Tom Brokaw – Greatest Generation – Legion of Honor Dorothea de La Houssaye and Tom Brokaw at the American Embassy in Paris on May 20, 2016 In May 2016, 32 years after Tom Brokaw set foot on the sand of Omaha Beach in Normandy to mark the 40th anniversary of D-Day, Dorothea de La Houssaye and Simon Rock de Besombes recommended Tom Brokaw for a [...]

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