Every year the Manche département, and more widely the Normandy region, commemorates D-Day on 6 June 1944. For the sake of remembrance, an array of events are organised to pay tribute to veterans and to those who stood up to the barbarism. These also provide the opportunity to highlight the hard-earned peace in Europe and the friendly relations that have since developed between the former warring nations.

At a time – more than 70 years after the end of World War II – when there are ever fewer direct witnesses, ensuring that these memories live on in the younger generations is a duty, to prevent and inform. Remembering, so that it does not happen again.