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Normandy for Peace Briefing

  • H-137, U.S. Capitol Building (map)

Please join us to learn more about Normandy for Peace

October 31st, 2018 

4 o'clock 

H-137, Capitol Building

Hello! Please join the Office of Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter in coordination with the French American Fund, at their informational briefing on the Normandy for Peace Project. This semester, our office has had the pleasure of hosting Lucile Simon, a fellow from France, who has been tasked with raising awareness for the Normandy for Peace project. 

History:

  • It all started on June 6, 1944 when liberators landed on the Normandy Beaches.

  • Nearly 75 years later, the project Normandy for Peace was launched, during the D-Day Beaches Celebrations in Caen.

  • Normandy is at the heart of the French American Relations, it is their common heritage and Normandy still bears many traces of the Battle of Normandy, such as fortifications, bunkers, cemeteries etc.

  • Every year since the Second World War ended, children, grandchildren, millions of tourists have visited Normandy to honor the memory of the soldiers and support the values of peace and freedom.

Why It’s Important:

  • Heads of state of countries that took part in the Second World War meet in Normandy every year to commemorate the liberation of the European continent and its return to peace.

  • The Normandy For Peace World Forum was created in 2018 and took place for the first time last June in parallel with the D-Day Landing Commemorations.

  • With Normandy for Peace, Normandy intends to become the place where leaders,experts, diplomats, intellectuals, researchers or philosophers discuss about peace, geopolitics, defense and international security.

  • One of the goals is to promote peace and freedom in the world, among young people.

For more information, please contact Caroline Holden or Lucile Simon at Caroline.Holden@mail.house.gov or Lucile.Simon@mail.house.gov or call 202-225-5831. 

*Refreshments & Halloween Candy provided*