Site Rules and Regulations Conneaut Township Park welcomes
the D-Day event, its participants and its spectators.
There are a few simple rules they ask us to observe.
1. Please refrain from driving vehicles in undesignated
areas, such as the lawns and tennis court areas.
2. Please no fires on the grass. Use the sand pits at the
ends of the company streets.
3. Please leave the park as you found it. Police your trash
and personal goods throughout the
weekend and as you depart the event. Back to Top
Living History Encampment
To maintain the historical integrity of the event, the event
staff requests that all reenactors adhere to simple
guidelines that will help ensure a June 6, 1944 and before
focus to the encampment. Excluding educational materials and
display boards, if it is not appropriate to the European
Theater of Operations in 1944, please don’t bring it. Items
of modern manufacture needed for basic health and safety
(e.g. coolers) should be hidden form view during public
hours and discreetly used when the camps are open to
reenactors. Like all participants, there are items that we
consider “questionable” and would prefer were left at home
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Encampment and Camp
1. Tentage and camp equipment must represent items in use in
the European Theater of Operations
a. Modern tentage is permitted in the
modern camping area. Included in Modern or
tentage are: GP Small / Hex tents and M-1945 Command tents
as these were not
used in the
b. Ground-cloths or tarps must be
period in style. Modern blue or silver tarps may only be
hours or they must be completely hidden from view.
2. Modern vehicles must be parked in the participant parking.
Modern vehicles may not be parked in
or along side the encampment,
including the drive by the tennis courts.
3. Participant must police their own trash. Trash bags will
be provided in the registration packet.
4. Open wood fires are not permitted in the encampment,
except in the sand pits at the end of
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A participant less than 18 years of age, but having reached
their 16th birthday by the date of the event who desires to
participate in the D-DAY CONNEAUT battle reenactments may do
so only if accompanied by their parent or guardian at all
times. This means in their back pocket, not on the bluff or
from the crowd, right next to them! The parent or guardian
will assume full responsibility and liability for the minor
under their direct supervision.
Our insurance prohibits us from allowing participants under
the age of 16 to participate in the battle.
Participants under the age of 16 are encouraged to
participate in the living history encampment. However, they
must be supervised by a responsible adult unit member and
the participant’s unit commander assumes responsibility for
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Real Medical Emergencies
Registered Medical Personnel -
Reenactors Portraying Medics -
Medical Personnel and Reenactors Portraying Medics:
We would like all medical professionals who are
licensed/certified to practice first aid or emergency care
in Ohio, and would be willing to do so if needed during the
event, to alert our personnel at check in and your
respective camp HQ, so we can know who to call on in an
emergency. We will explain at the event our system for
determining a real medical emergency from a simulated one,
so that no one in need of real assistance is overlooked.
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Cameras/Camcorders on the
Combat photographers and journalists, served an important
role in documenting the history of the invasion and also took
part in the events that followed the initial landing.
As many units appreciate photos of their members in action,
photographers are permitted with special restrictions.
Photographers not already attached to a military unit will
be assigned to one by the press officer,
All persons in the landing zone will strive to meet the
basic infantry standards described in the
regulations. No un-uniformed or partially uniformed individual will be permitted on
Historic photo equipment is strongly encouraged. "Historic-looking"
equipment is required in all battles. If you use
modern equipment disguise it. Using an empty period camera
body is the preferred method of concealment. A non
functional Speed-Graphic or other vintage camera can
generally be obtained at a reasonable cost and most modern
cameras will fit inside one. Unconcealed, modern equipment
will not be permitted on the beach or any of our other
However, if you have creatively devised a way to conceal a video camera in such a way as
it is not easily observed, it may be permitted. Please
contact or see
John Veglak for review and approval. We seek to avoid marring an otherwise authentic scene
with the painfully obvious sight of a modern camera being
freely and openly brandished.
Still and motion picture photographers who participate in
the beach landing are invited to send a link to imagery. If you provide us copies we'll be happy to post them on our site
for all to view.
This event does involves a simulated beach landing. Waterproof
your gear accordingly. D-Day Ohio, Inc. is not be
responsible for any damaged or loss to camera equipment or
PLEASE NOTE: D-DAY CONNEAUT IS COPYRIGHT PROTECTED.
PLAN ON USING VIDEO FOOTAGE FOR PROFIT AND/OR THE D-DAY LOGO
YOU MUST OBTAIN
WRITTEN PERMISSION PRIOR TO USE FROM THE EVENT ORGANIZER'S.
THIS DOES NOT PROHIBIT THE TAKING OF PICTURES FOR YOUR WEBSITE, OR
SHOOTING LIVE ACTION VIDEO FOR YOUR UNIT. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS
REGARDING THIS PLEASE CONTACT AN EVENT ORGANIZER.
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Vehicles Those reenactors
wishing to bring period vehicles to the event, please
click here for specific rules,
restrictions, and information.
Pre-registration is required for re-enactors. You may arrive
as early as Wednesday afternoon the week of the event.
Check-in and on site registration will begin on Thursday
10AM to 9PM and Friday 10AM to 10PM. Saturday morning is
your last chance to register, 7AM to 9AM. If you are not at
the gate by then and have not pre-registered, we are sorry.
No late arrivals unless prior arrangements have been
organized with D-Day Ohio. Please contact
Anne Odea to make
A $10 GATE FEE WILL BE ASSESSED TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT
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