Students Experience History at D-Day Reenactment

August 19th, 2017 | Events

D-Day Conneaut once again captivated visitors with its stunningly realistic reenactment of the Allied Landing at Normandy, which originally took place on June 6th, 1944. A turning point in the Second World War, the original conflict featured fierce fighting as American soldiers stormed the beached of France under heavy fire from German machine guns and artillery. ASG students were amazed at the level of intensity and detail at this living history event, with actors from the United States and Canada giving them an up-close view of how the battle unfolded, complete with planes screaming by overhead and loud blasts from artillery fire. This educational event takes place annually on the grounds of Conneaut Township Park, Conneaut, Ohio, where the 250 yard long beach and sloping adjacent terrain closely resembles Omaha Beach in Normandy, France where the battle took place.

Catch a glimpse this event in the gallery below