Sainte Mère l’Eglise
2017 was the 73rd anniversary of the Normandy landings. This year, many events were again planned to mark the occasion of D-Day. The Normandy coast was the theatre of a large number of commemorations, reconstitutions, air displays and exhibitions. The Liberation in June 1944 draws a broad public each year, from all directions.
For 4 days, the enthusiasm and the keen interest could be felt. The Sainte-Mère-L’Eglise municipality organised several events, in addition to concerts and the reconstitution of the Geronimo military camp. Civil and military parachuting displays were once again among the favourite events of the spectators. The Comité du débarquement Allié en Normandie organised a ceremony on 6 June at the monument in Sainte-Mère-l’Eglise in memory of the temporary military cemeteries.
For several years, Tank Rent has taken part in the commemorations of the Normandy landings, alongside other collectors, enthusiasts of old military vehicles. It is always with the same emotion and the same pride that Christian Dours and the members of the A.C.VE.MI. communicate in their way their respect for yesteryear's heroes at the wheel of vehicles permeated with history.