I have had quite a few people requesting my schedule for my return to Normandy this year, so I thought I would publish it now that we are less than three months out!
Join me the morning of June 6 at 6am for my arrival at Utah Beach after running 100 miles of Normandy coastline for the D-Day 100 Mile Honor Run. I will be departing Pegasus Bridge on June 5 at 6am.
Additionally, I have been invited to participate in the inauguration of the Armand Lapierre Memorial in Port-en-Bessin on June 4 (time to be determined). I would love to see you there, too.
Below is a detailed list of the events I will be attending. I appreciate all of the support I have received since Run For Currahee started last year, and hope I can meet all of my supporters during my time in Normandy this year. You have made such a difference in my life!
Afternoon of Sunday, May 30 – morning of Wednesday May 30 – I will be returning to Bastogne, Belgium for a visit to the 101st Airborne Museum Le Mess and the Bois Jacques.
Evening of Wednesday, June 1 – Arrival in Normandy.
Beuzeville au Plain, 18:30 – 19:30 – Ceremony dedicated to the men of from the C-47 of 4369th TCG and 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division. Church Square.
Thursday, June 2
Picauville (Time TBD) – Ceremony at the USAAF monument, in honor of Airborne troops and crews. American and German airborne units will be in attendance.
Chef du Pont, 14:00 – 15:00 – Ceremony at Square Rex Combs for the 508th PIR, 82nd Airborne Division.
Sainte-Mere-Eglise, 16:30 – 17:30 – Memorial service in the church in town square.
Friday, June 3
Carentan, 11:00 – 12:00 – Vehicle blessing with military Chaplain Father Lefrancois, tribute and memorial with piper bands.
Carentan, 14:30 – 15:00 – C-47 drop over the DZ between Saint-Come-du-Mont and Carentan in original 1944 uniform and round canopy parachutes.
Picauville, 19:00-20:00 – Friendship Dinner to thank all American and German military units in attendance, as well as ambassador representatives and military organizations.
Ste-Mere-Eglise, 20:30 – 21:30 – 82nd Airborne Division concert.
Saturday, June 4
Angoville au Plain, 11:30 – 12:30 – Ceremony at the Medics Monument honoring Robert Wright and Kenneth Moore, 2nd Battalion, 501st PIR, 101st Airborne Division.
Sainte-Mere-Eglise, 15:00 – 15:30 – C-47 drop over the A-6 airfield.
Utah Beach, 16:00 – 17:00 – Commemorative ceremony with American, German and French troops.
Sainte-Mere-Eglise, 23:00 – 24:00 – Firework display over the church square.
Sunday, June 5
D-Day 100 Mile Honor Run Departure from Pegasus Bridge, 06:00
Monday, June 6
D-Day 100 Mile Honor Run Arrival on Utah Beach, 06:00
Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, 11:00 – 12:00 – Major Richard D. Winters monument ceremony.
Carentan, 18:00 – 19:00 – Ceremony for peace with children from Carentan and Ste-Mere-Eglise.