2019 D Day Festival

Utah Beach on 5 June 2019

Utah Beach on 5 June 2019

Utah Beach on 5 June 2019

By Hank Schrader, USMA ’71, Europe Destination & Europe River Cruise Expert

www.dreamdestinations.com

During our recent D Day trip for the 75th Anniversary of D Day, where we led 33 wonderful folks on a week-long trip (35 total counting Anne & I), we got to visit Utah Beach on a very busy day on 5 June 2019.

So, I thought I’d tell you about Utah Beach in the Normandy Invasion and let you see some of our pictures of this hallowed ground as it looks today.

A Great Europe Festival

A Great Europe Festival

On 6 June 2019, we will be in Ste. Mere Eglise, leading some wonderful folks to witness a great festival as part of our 75th Anniversary of D Day tour.

This village played a key role in the D Day invasion for the airborne forces.  Due to its location, it was important that Ste. Mere Eglise was taken from the German occupiers.

So, let’s learn about the airborne operations of the D Day invasion and a little about Ste. Mere Eglise.