Who’s not familiar with the significance of the D-Day in the Battle of Normandy during 2nd World War! For us it’s the long period of 70 years back in the past but the veterans who witnessed and participated in this event they are often observed describing the proceedings of that day as if it was yesterday. it’s an annual event but this year the celebrations are going to be even more momentous as 2014 maybe the last year to honor the brave soldiers who participated in the event and those who lost their lives during this great struggle of freedom along the shores of Normandy where these events occurred.
The Queen of England, President Obama of Us and President Hollande of France along with some surviving veterans who themselves participated in the battle of Normandy are scheduled to attend the official ceremony of the event on 6th June and then on the celebrations will continue throughout the summer up till late September. The event with this magnitude is expected to be joined by the thousands from all across the world making it one of the massive European event this year, spanning across the beaches of England and France. All the accommodation surrounding Normandy is also booked for this event in advance.
The highlight of this series of events include: Massive firework display on opening ceremony, Vintage military vehicles Parade and crowd picnics on the Omaha Beach. Open-air jazz and gospel concerts, reconstructions of Allied camps and mass parachute jumps over Carentan to commemorate parachutists in the D-Day invasion; Marathons on the Normandy beaches along with many other families and group festivities.
If your desired summer destination for this year is Paris! Consider yourself lucky, for you ought to attend some, if not all occasions of these truly nostalgic celebrations. Normandy beaches are located around 3 hours’ car journey away from Paris making it a perfect day tour from the capital. Checkout the apartments in Paris by Red Apple Apartments for last minute specials.