D Day 2012
Because the actual anniversary fell in the middle of the week the commemorations started on Saturday. This years events included a new statue high above Utah Beach to Dick Winters who passed away earlier this year.
The first event we attended was at Angoville au Plain where five American Veterans were guests of honour.
The new statue to Dick winters, to be dedicated 6th June
Ste Marie Du Mont (American Camp)
Neuville Au Plain
7 Veterans on parade including two 82nd Division nurses stationed at La Haye du Puits
One of the newer monuments to the 90th
Veterans from the 90th 101st and Rangers
Plus loads of Jeeps.
The jump was halted due to the strong winds after 6 parachutists were lightly injured. The planes firstly French, then American, and German. Only 200 of the 600 jumped.
Ste Mere Eglise
You may have noticed from several photo's that the reenactors start young out here
American Cemetery Colleville
Edouard Tierney and Jean Tierney, received their Legion Of Honour medals. They met and married whilst Ed was a C47 pilot and Jean was a nurse, both involved in the evacuation of wounded US servicemen.
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