History of Normandy Allies
Normandy Allies Inc. perpetuates the memory of Allied accomplishments and sacrifices in World War II, primarily through study trips to Normandy, newsletters, and this website.
The organization was founded by Marsha Smith and Mary M. Stubler, nieces of S/Sgt. Benedict A. Smith, killed in action in Normandy on July 30, 1944. In 1996, Ms. Smith and their parents visited S/Sgt Smith’s grave in the Brittany American Military Cemetery at St. James, France. That visit was the genesis of Normandy Allies, Inc., an organization founded to promote greater historical understanding of the 1944 liberation of Normandy and the subsequent reconstruction of France.
Normandy Allies Inc. is an IRS 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, run entirely by volunteers.