Experience Normandy!

Kate Coffey of EDU Trips and Geert Van den Bogaert of Normandy Allies are preparing to welcome travelers as programs resume. Marsha Smith, President of Normandy Allies, is...

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Testimonies from French Friends

Testimonies from French — Friends July 2019 We are grateful to Colleen Green for these notes at two gatherings during Normandy Allies’ July 2019 program: our dinner with...

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75th Anniversary Of the Landings and Liberation

Normandy Allies July 14-27, 2019: 75th Anniversary of the Landings and Liberation “For all of the spectacular battlefields, memorials, and exhibits we’ve seen, the most...

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History of Normandy Allies

Normandy Allies was founded in 1997 by Marsha Smith and Mary M. Stubler, nieces of S/Sgt. Benedict A. Smith, killed in action in Normandy on July 30, 1944.

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Future Programs


Educational Travel to Normandy for Students, Teachers and Life-Long Learners

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Contact Us

For information on our future programs or to arrange for a private tour:

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2002 student, Ramsey NJ

I learned an incredible amount on this trip that I will take with me forever. But I think the most significant thing about the trip was the bond I made with the other kids. I feel like I’ve known them my whole life, and I am sure we will remain great friends for a long time.

R. Faunce

student, 2011, Salisbury MD

This experience helped me prepare for the “real world.” I came into it not knowing anyone, but left with great, close friends. I learned a lot more about the war while still having fun. It was also really great to see how much the French appreciated what the Americans did for them.


2003 student, Novato CA

The personal aspects of the war, which I couldn’t have understood without having the chance to speak with the witnesses. Being able to experience the emotions of the French people is what made this time more than just a history lesson.