D-Day 79: International Ceremony at Memorial

Plans for marking D-Day 79 and events open to public

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The British Normandy Memorial records the names of the 22,442 servicemen and women under British command who fell on D-Day and during the Battle of Normandy in the summer of 1944. This includes people from more than 30 different countries. Inscribed in stone, their names have never, until now, been brought together. The site also includes a French Memorial, dedicated to the memory of French civilians who died during this time.

On 6 June 2021, 77 years on, an historic moment took place.

The Memorial was officially opened, virtually, by Royal Patron of the Normandy Memorial Trust, HRH The Prince of Wales. The Opening Ceremony was presided over by then British Ambassador to France, Lord Edward Llewellyn.

On 6 June 2022, the 78th anniversary of D-Day, the Memorial was for the first time the focal point of the commemorations in Normandy, as a place where people could come together to remember and reflect. The video below contains highlights of the day, including the morning service and evening concert, attended by Veterans, dignitaries and the general public. 

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