Lafayette Group welcomed some of its clients to the 75th D-Day commemoration in Normandy.

Each year, thousands of people descend on Normandy in France to pay homage to the soldiers, sailors and airmen who took part in D-Day, Operation Overlord and the Battle of Normandy. Veterans and their families, political figures, re-enactors, military vehicle enthusiasts and thousands of other men, women and children pay tribute to the those who fought to liberate Europe and remember those who never returned.

This year, veterans and world leaders have attended ceremonies to mark 75 years since allied troops landed in France during the second world war, honoring those who fought in the largest combined land, air and naval operation in history. Throughout the day, key events were marked from the wartime operation at the start of the campaign to liberate Nazi-occupied north-west Europe.

By nightfall on 6 June 1944, some 156,000 Allied troops – including British, US and Canadian forces – had landed on Normandy’s beaches, despite challenging weather and fierce German defenses. The Allies established a foothold in France and within 11 months Nazi Germany was defeated and the war in Europe was over.

It was a privilege for Lafayette Group to organize and assist some of its clients during these very emotional moments of commemoration.

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