Best Defense Foundation

Normandy 2024 80th Anniversary Battlefield Return

In June 2024, the Best Defense Foundation and Delta Air Lines will be taking 50+ WWII veterans back to Normandy to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day. 

The veterans will experience 12 days of celebrations, remembrances and commemorations in honor of the liberation of France and Europe and their historic return!

Memory Anchor is proud to support and partner with Best Defense Foundation by sponsoring a veteran to return to Normandy.

Memory Anchor will also provide onsite cemetery navigation and tours, as the official cemetery app for the Return.

Pictured: 50+ WWII Veterans on a chartered Delta Airlines flight from USA to Normandy.

Pictured: WWII veterans walk the rows of ABMC Normandy American Cemetery in Normandy, France.

About the Battlefield Return Partnership

About Best Defense Foundation Founded in 2018 by former NFL Linebacker, Donnie Edwards, the Best Defense Foundation honors and celebrates our veterans from past conflicts, including, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and those who have recently retired. This Foundation is driven by volunteers–people who are passionate about supporting military veterans and their families.  Team members hail from all parts of the U.S. and Europe, but are united by one simple goal: Taking Care of the Ones Who Took Care of Us.
About Memory Anchor Memory Anchor is a veteran-founded startup composed of Americans, Brits, and Canadians dedicated to preserving and sharing the stories of service and sacrifice of the armed forces with emerging technology. Memory Anchor’s early adopters are responsible for over 2,000,000 burials in 150+ countries at 23,000 locations. The Memory Anchor app allows visitors to navigate and take compelling tours of landmark veteran cemeteries and memorials.

Call to Action - Normandy Veteran Profiles

Do you have any family or special links to an individual buried or commemorated at Normandy American Cemetery?

Submit a veteran profile below to get their profile loaded in the app for the Normandy Battlefield Return onsite at Normandy American Cemetery.

Simply follow the instructions below and PLEASE NOTE: submit a profile before May 24, 2024!

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
Sir Winston Churchill