ARRANGEMENTS FOR 6TH JUNE 2019
The Normandy Memorial Trust is working with the Ministry of Defence and The Royal British Legion on the events to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day on 6 June 2019.
The official inauguration of the site of the British Normandy Memorial will take place in a ceremony provisionally timed for 08.30am. Details have still to be confirmed but it is expected that this ceremony will be attended by the British Prime Minister and President Macron of France.
The ceremony will include the laying of a Foundation Stone for the memorial and the unveiling of the D-Day Sculpture commissioned by the Trust and created by the British sculptor David Williams-Ellis.
The inauguration will be an all-ticket event for invited guests who will include a number of Normandy Veterans who’ve been closely involved with the memorial project.
Live video footage of the inauguration will be streamed to the Royal British Legion facility in Bayeux for other Veterans and their families.
The main service of remembrance will take place at Bayeux Cathedral at 10.00am followed by the service at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in Bayeux.
The Royal British Legion is asking Veterans and other British visitors to regard Bayeux as the main focus of attention on the morning of 6 June where special facilities are being set up to accommodate guests attending the 75th anniversary.