D-Day 80 – 6th June 2024

D-Day 80 – 6th June 2024

D-Day official logo



The 6th June 2024 marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day, when Allied forces mounted the largest amphibious invasion the world has ever witnessed. In 1944 Operation Overlord saw around 4,000 ships and landing craft set down about 132,500 troops on five Normandy beaches in an action that would bring about the liberation of north-west Europe from Nazi occupation.

Town & parish councils are encouraged to join with their local communities to take part in the D-Day 80 event by lighting a Beacon at 9:15pm on 6th June 2024. The beacon represents the ‘light of peace’ that emerged from the darkness of war.

The Guide, along with the official logo for the event, and the Certificate of Grateful Recognition, can be downloaded from the D-Day website, here.

A working group within the parish will be meeting soon to plan a community event which will commemorate one of the most momentous achievements in living memory.