Back to the beaches 60 and 65 years on
Ten years ago, the Legion launched a big 'thank you' to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the extraordinary bravery displayed by the men who took part in the D-Day operations. A dozen veterans recalled their memories, impressions and the role they played during the historic day.
And again five years ago, there was also an opportunity for all our supporters to show their gratitude by paying tribute to not just our 'D-Day Dozen' but to every soldier, sailor and airman prepared to sacrifice their lives.
Every one of them helped to change the outcome of the Second World War on 6 June 1944 and liberate Europe from the grip of the Nazis. In their honour, we planted 1,520 flags, one for each man who fell on that day. We also took every one of the flags returned to us to Normandy in their honour.