Band of Brothers Actors to Hold Reunion in Normandy at Utah Beach Museum Marking 70th ! Anniversary of D-Day. Fundraiser to Benefit the 501c3 World War II Foundation. Tickets Now Available.
The World War II Foundation in partnership with War History Online is incredibly proud to announce a very special fundraising event to be held at the Utah Beach Museum in Normandy, France on the evening of June 6, 2014-the 70th anniversary of the DDay landings in France.
Both American and United Kingdom based actors from the Band of Brothers television series will gather at the Utah Beach Museum at 6PM on June 6, 2014 to attend a reception held in their honour by Charles de Vallavieille, the owner of famed Brecourt Manor and the Utah Beach Museum. There will also be a screening of the documentary film “Eagles of Mercy”, which chronicles the WWII story of 101st Airborne Medics Ken Moore and Robert Wright and their life-saving actions in the 12th-century church in Angoville-au-Plain, just up the road from the museum.
“We are grateful that many of the actors, including some very well-known faces from the television series, will be joining us in Normandy for this event,”said Tim Gray, Chairman of the World War II Foundation.
“It’s a chance for fans of Band of Brothers to meet the guys, get autographs and take photos with them. It will be a fun night and we cannot thank Charles de Vallavieille enough for his hosting this reception for the actors.”
Several World War II D-Day veterans will also be in attendance. The event is open to the public and costs 99.99 euros per person. All proceeds benefit the work of the non-profit WWII Foundation.
“We are very excited to be a major part of this event,” said Jack Beckett, founder of War History Online. “The Band of Brothers actors took so much pride in playing their individual roles and remain, to this day, a pretty close group themselves and took us all on the journey with them.” Beckett went on to say “ I’m sure they’ll be some great memories made on the historic evening of June 6, 2014 and fans of the TV series will enjoy their company tremendously, plus be helping out a very good cause and helping to keep history alive.”
“I can’t say enough good things about the actors who played the Men of Easy Company in Band of Brothers,” said “Wild Bill” Guarnere, Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division. “They were spot on in their portrayal of the men I served with. Many of the actors are still close to the veterans who remain. I am glad many of the actors will be in Normandy for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. I’m also glad many of them have remained good friends since the series first aired in 2001. Although my health will prevent me from being in Normandy in June of 2014, I want to thank the boys who played us for carrying on our legacy. I love them all. Aspecial thank you as well to Charles De Vallavieille, the owner of Brecourt Manor, the farm where we took out the German cannons on DDay, who will host a reunion event for the actors and guests at the Utah Beach Museum on the evening of June 6th. His dad was wounded at the farm on D-Day and later built the museum honoring us soldiers.
I wish I could be there. Currahee!”
Click here to order your tickets now as there is only a limited amount www.wwiifoundation.org
Confirmed attending as of November 2013:**
Bart Ruspoli – Ed Tipper
Ross McCall- Joe Liebgott
James Madio-Frank Perconte
Rick Warden- Harry Welsh
Matt Hickey-Patrick O’ Keefe
George Calil- James Alley
Matthew Leitch-Floyd Talbert
Shane Taylor- Eugene “Doc” Roe
We will add more names as they confirmed.
**List of actors may change depending on their schedule on date of event