Tuesday, June 6th, 1944: D-Day. At 0630 hours 12,000 aircraft, 7,000 naval vessels, 160,000 brave Allied troops and 195,000 brave Allied sailors began the largest amphibious invasion in history. This invasion marked the beginning of the Normandy campaign and was code-named Operation Overlord.
Friday, June 6th, 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of this historic event and once again many our brave World War II veterans will be on the move; this time to Bedford, Virginia, site of the National D-Day Memorial. To celebrate and honor the men and women who planned, worked, fought and died for our freedom in the Normandy invasion campaign, the Rotary Clubs of North Carolina and Virginia are leading the project to organize and sponsor the travel of every surviving veteran in those states to the memorial for the celebration.
Whether you are a qualified Normandy invasion campaign veteran, a family member, friend or a proud Rotarian, this website is meant to provide you with information and tools for finding eligible veterans, veteran registration, and club participation.
We truly appreciate our corporate sponsors for helping underwrite Operation Overlord 2014!