June 4, 2019
Major General Eugene J. LeBoeuf, the Commanding General of the 79th Theater Sustainment Command, shakes hands with soldiers prior to a speech during a memorial ceremony at the U.S. Air Force monument in Picauville, France, June 3, 2019. The ceremony honors the contributions of the 90th Infantry Division and the U.S. Air Force contributions to the liberation of Picauville, one of the first towns liberated by Allied forces after the D-Day landings.
More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer.