The 75th Anniversary of D-Day is being commemorated around the world on June 6 of this year, but perhaps nowhere more important than where it actually happened, in the rural towns and roads of Normandy, France. The long-awaited liberation meant hope. The French hadbeen waiting for days, months, and years. Then, more than 160,000 troops landed on multiple beachheads in France to battle and defeat the Nazis.
We must never forget the lessons learned that day for the cost of freedom, and always remember the thousands who sacrificed life and limb to free Europe en route to defeating the Nazis. In honor of such historic events, we present the live stream honoring the fallen at the D-Day 75th Remembrance Ceremony. The event is being held at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, featuring speakers Jonathan Rath Hoffman, assistant to the Secretary of Defense for public affairs, and other government officials.
Access the original feed here: https://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/20355.
Celebrating in Normandy
Hundreds of people from all over the world made the pilgrimage to the beaches of Normandy, France to commemorate the occasion. Veterans, active duty soldiers, and civilians alike celebrate the lives lost and the triumphs of those who fought hard for the freedom of all. Take a look at photos from all the D-Day events happening:
The Return 75 Years Later
Valorous TV Advisory Board Member and filmmaker, George Ciampa, has returned to France, now 75 years later. Ciampa and other surviving WWII Veterans traveled back to the place where their story began on the beaches of Normandy. George and company will relive the battle and share personal experiences from the invasion. For many of them, this will be their final curtain call in honor of their sacrifice for freedom. The experience will be documented for an upcoming film to debut on Valorous TV. Here’s a sneak preview:
Fellow filmmaker Ted Fitzpatrick of Blue Sky Media is also documenting this historic event. You can follow his travels through his travel blog.