The PATTON Concerts 2014- Normandy 2014

5. Juni UTAH BEACH, Sainte Marie du Mont um 21:30 Uhr         7. Juni PATTON HOUSE, Néhou, Le Bourg um 20:00 Uhr

„The PATTON Concerts“ on the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy in June 2014 produced by the Patton Stiftung: Sustainable Trust (Europa) und The Patton Foundation (USA).

The weekend of June 6th 2014 may be the last time that a significant number of those who landed on the beaches of Normandy to liberate France and end World War II will be able to be present to commemorate this extraordinary event. President Obama, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden, and many heads of state are expected to join the 14,000 people who will attend the commemorations.

Helen Patton, granddaughter of General Patton and founder of the European-based Patton Foundation Sustainable Trust and the Patton Foundation in the U.S. has initiated "The PATTON Concerts 2014" as a special gesture of forgiveness and reconciliation.

She will be performing at Utah Beach, joined by Thomas Blug (winner of The Fender Prize - Best European Guitar Player Award), Thijs van Leer (knighted by The Queen
of the Netherlands for "special services to music") and Magène, Normandy’s own beloved band as well as other special guests for an evening of songs and Rock and Roll music in commemoration of D-Day.

The well-known young artist from the region, Caroline Rose, has been selected to sing the song "Les Ricains" by Michel Sardou. Next to "The Longest Day", this is the most famous piece of music, recalling the landing.

In honor of the soldiers "The PATTON Concerts" will present music from all eras. Helen Patton will also launch her commemorative anthem „The Greatest
(composed by Darden Smith, Bob Farnsworth, and “Rabbi Mike” Shevack) which will simultaneously be launched across American radio and television.