In 2019 and 2020, we will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. The Second World War is now far behind us, and the number of people who personally experienced the war is becoming ever smaller. It is now even more important to commemorate this history, remember their stories, and to celebrate their accomplishments. The Europe Remembers 1944 – 1945 campaign has been created to publicize these commemorative events during these two anniversary years.

Europe Remembers : On tour !

In cooperation with numerous hiking associations in our partner countries, the LREF has established a network of hiking specialists and historians in order to develop a trail stretching from London to Berlin. As part of Europe Remembers’ promotional activities, we will walk along the commemorative route that the Allies took in 1944 and 1945, to actively bring it to the attention of the public. Interviews will be held with veterans, young people, politicians, historians and prominent figures of society, who will walk part of the Liberation Route with us.

First stop : From London to Portsmouth…

The first leg of this “On Tour!” initiative will take place in the UK, starting in London on May 20 and ending in Portsmouth on May 24.

Second leg: The D-day in Normandy

The second leg of this “On Tour!” initiative will take place in Normandy, starting in Utah Beach on June 3rd and ending in Lion-sur-mer on June 6th.

You can follow our journey and special live events on our social media accounts (@EuropeRemembers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) and by following the #EuropeRemembers.