9th June Commemoration

On the 9th of June 2017 at 11am – there will be a small ceremony to commemorate the US Army Rangers and their involvement in the battle at Maisy.

This is free for members of the public to attend – and you are most welcome to come and visit us.

It will not be a large ceremony, but its aim is to remember the Rangers sacrifice in 1944 and to ensure that their involvement beyond the beaches is still recognised.

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On the 9th of June 2016 we were lucky enough to have a good crowd of people come to witness the dedication of a new plaque to commemorate the RANGERS and the battle at Maisy.

The time of 11am was most appropriate as the Maisy battle was in progress at that time 72 years ago.

The reason we needed a new plaque was due to the theft of the old one.

So we now have a new monument and it aptly commemorates both battalions of Rangers who fought at Maisy.

If you are planning a visit to Maisy the plaque is located at the side of the guns – close to the car park.

Here is a photo of the plaque – taken just after the ceremony.

RANGERS plaque finished

The ceremony was widely reported in the press.

press-coverage-of-maisy

 

 

Maisy Battery. D-day 1944, Omaha Beach – Pointe du Hoc