COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS JUNE 1-10, 2019
The American Battle Monuments Commission’s (ABMC) ceremony to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the June 6th, 1944 “D-Day” landings in Normandy will be held on June 6th, 2019 at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
If you are interested in attending the event, please visit the ABMC registration portal at www.abmc.gov/dday75registration.
Veterans and travelers with questions about 75th Anniversary events may visit https://www.abmc.gov/dday75 for additional information or contact the ABMC at DDay75@abmc.gov. If you are the family member of an individual who is buried or memorialized in Normandy American Cemetery or traveling with a World War II veteran, please include this information in your email.
You may also visit the Normandy Tourism Office D-DAY 75th Anniversary information page or their D-DAY and Battle of Normandy page. An unofficial event schedule is available through the D-DAY Association of Normandy.
U.S. citizens traveling to France for the D-Day 75 commemoration are encouraged to review our Traveler’s Checklist:
- France Country Specific Information
- U.S. Travelers in Europe
- Information for Older Travelers
- Information for Travelers with Disabilities
- Information for Cruise Ship Passengers
TIPS FOR THOSE TRAVELING IN GROUPS, MAKE SURE EVERYONE IN THE GROUP:
- Knows the plan to reconnect with the group in case separated
- Carries a paper copy of the group’s lodging and transportation details
- Carries a paper copy of important telephone numbers – don’t rely on what is in your cell phone!
- Carries a paper passport copy
- Carries a paper copy of our U.S. citizen services pocket card
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
- Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
GET REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
- Check your passport. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your planned date of departure from Europe’s Schengen area and must have enough blank pages for entry stamps. Note that the 12-page U.S. emergency passport is not valid for visa-free entry into France.
GET MEDICAL AND TRAVEL INSURANCE
- Check your health insurance – Are you covered abroad? Medicare does not cover medical costs overseas.
- Purchase appropriate health, medical evacuation, and trip cancellation insurance before you travel
- Review the information on Your Health Abroad
The U.S. Embassy France consular section is taking part in a Historical Photo Project. If you have photographs which you are willing to share of U.S. citizens in France during World War II (or similar photos from the WWI era) or, in particular any historical photos featuring U.S. embassy or consular staff in France, please send them to us at: email@example.com. Thank you for your contributions!