This year, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the beaches and battlefields of Normandy area almost completely deserted. Social distancing rules mean that most - if not all - the events scheduled to commemorate the 76th anniversary of D-Day have been cancelled. Those that do go ahead will be attended by small groups of no more than 10 people. We know why this is important - even some of the veterans who fought so bravely to liberate France in 1944 have been taken by this virus. We understand the need to keep our distance and stay safe.
this June 6th I will be broadcasting live from several locations on the Normandy coast on Facebook and Instagram
This year I should have been hosting an event for a US veteran's association - but now it seems I have some spare time... So, this June 6th I'll be broadcasting live from several locations on the Normandy coast on Facebook and Instagram. The full program has not been fully confirmed yet, but I hope to be live on video at Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Omaha Beach and Utah Beach at different times during the day. If the American Battle Monuments Commission is able to reopen the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer and Pointe du Hoc, then I will try to include these popular sites too.
To watch the broadcast simply click 'like' in the We Love Normandy Facebook page, follow us on Instagram, or subscribe on the website. It's FREE, open to all, and you can ask questions via messaging during the filming. And the videos will be available to share and download afterwards.
I look forward to seeing you on the beaches - the next-best thing to being there in person!