JUNE 6th, 1944
‘Operation Overlord’

79TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY

The Best Defense Foundation and Delta Air Lines with the support of Michelin will be taking up to 50 WWII veterans back to Normandy to commemorate the 79th anniversary of D-Day. The veterans will experience ten days of celebrations, remembrances and commemorations in honor of the liberation of France and their historic return!

NORMANDY 2023

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For helping us to share our veteran’s stories, we thank:

OFFICIAL SUPPORTERS

This program would not be possible without the support of these amazing organizations.

A WEEK LONG COMMEMORATION

EVENT SCHEDULE

May 30, 2023:

  • Veterans Arrive in Atlanta, GA
  • Kick-off Dinner

May 31, 2023:

  • Depart for Normandy

June 1, 2023:

  • Arrival at Deauville – Normandy Airport
  • Normandy Region Welcome Dinner

June 2, 2023:

  • Cemetery Visit
  • Cabbage Patch Ceremony-Legion of Honor
  • Carentan Port Dinner

June 3, 2023:

  • Carentan Parade

June 4, 2023:

  • La Fiere: Paratroopers Jump
  • Ste Mere Eglise 

June 5, 2023:

  • Pegasus Bridge Ceremony w/ British veterans
  • Pointe du Hoc visit

June 6, 2023:

  • US Cemetery Ceremony at Coleville
  • International Ceremony at British Memorial

June 7, 2023:

  • School Visit
  • Farewell Dinner

June 8, 2023:

  • Return to Atlanta
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
MEET OUR WORLD WAR II

VETERANS

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back to this celebration

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