Anyone seeking information on D-Day ceremonies can find the most recent updates on some of the websites listed below. The official French government website has a separate section, “espace dedié” or “dedicated area,” for World War II veterans, media outlets or tour operators.
• http://www.le70e-normandie.fr/en -- The “official” French government website in French. This is the best website to reference for the national-level ceremonies and other French government-supported events.
• http://www.the70th-normandy.com – The “official” French government website in English. This is the best website to reference for the national-level ceremonies and other French government-supported events.
• http://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries/cemeteries/no.php -- The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) website in English. This is the best website for information on events happening in Normandy American Cemetery. The ABMC public affairs team plans on updating the website as new information is available.
• http://www.normandie-tourisme.fr/articles/70eme-anniversaire-de-la-batai... -- The Normandy Tourist Bureau website in French.
• http://www.dday-overlord.com/eng/commemorations_normandy_2013_program.htm -- This is a private, nongovernment website with descriptions of some of the smaller ceremonies in the Normandy region.
• http://france.usembassy.gov/ -- This is the official site for the U.S. Embassy in Paris. Any American citizen traveling in France is highly encouraged to visit this website for a variety of information and news that may pertain to your visit.
The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, located on the cliff overlooking Omaha Beach in the town of Colleville sur Mer, is administered by ABMC. ABMC is planning a bilateral commemorative ceremony with the French on June 6, 2014, that will be similar to ceremonies conducted each year on Memorial Day.
• The ceremony will be open to the general public, and reservations or entry passes will not be needed. Reserved seating will be available for World War II veterans and family members accompanying them. If you are a World War II veteran you can send your request to:
Normandy American Cemetery or Normandy American Cemetery
Unit 9200 Box 1030 Omaha Beach
DPO AE 09777 14710 Colleville Sur Mer