D-Day Conneaut living history event Ohio - Aug 17 and 18, 2012
#1

Jon Zappitello, 36th Engineer, told me about this event at last year's reunion. I showed this to Lee and he said, let's make it happen, so Conneaut, Ohio, here we come!

 

This year's event takes place on August 17 and 18, 2012

 

http://www.ddayohio.us/default.htm

 

 

Welcome to D-Day Conneaut.

 

D-Day Conneaut is fast becoming America's premier living history event by being the most realistic and educational annual D-Day reenactment of June 6th, 1944.

 

Since 1999, this annual recreation of the amphibious Allied landings upon the beaches of Normandy, France, has thrilled thousands of spectators. The event occurs within the beautifully kept grounds of Conneaut Township Park, Conneaut, Ohio, and assembles hundreds of re-enactors from across the United States and Canada. Remarkably, the 250 yard long beach and sloping adjacent terrain closely resemble Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#2

Trying to get a bed and breakfast set up for that weekend. Just contacted a few today. Hope we can still get in. We just love B AND B's now. A great way to travel.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#3

Looks very cool! I had never heard of it.

Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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#4

I started looking over everything in detail last night and they actually land on the beach, etc. Take a look at this two-day schedule.

 

http://www.ddayohio.us/pdf/2011-Event-schedule.pdf

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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