D-Day Landings Commemoration

Information on the Normandy Landings commemoration which took place in the region June through August 2004...

Every ten years there are many events and ceremonies to commemorate the 1944 D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy.

2004 marked the 60th anniversary of this historic battle. The eighty-day period of the Battle of Normandy, from June to August 1944, was marked with an eighty-day period of remembrance.

Normandy Memoir 2004

A full programme of events, vigils, exhibitions and ceremonies took place throughout the region, with the key ceremonies from 5 to 7 June 2004.

Major news networks attended the events. The websites of BBC World and CNN International have extensive coverage: