A Partnership Program in Conjunction with the Conneaut Community Center
If you are a Veteran who requires special needs or would like to be personally recognized at the event,
please contact: Eric Montgomery.
D-Day Ohio Inc.
D-Day Ohio, Welcome You!
There is much to see and do for all veterans and their families as this free
event honors not just those who fought in Normandy but all veterans who
served their country with pride and courage.
From combat recreations to military encampments, from living history
displays to a full big-band "USO-style" dance, D-Day Conneaut has something
for the young and the young at heart. D-Day Conneaut gives our younger
generation the chance to learn about D-Day and provides our honored Veterans
the opportunity to relive their youth and return to a moment in time so
pivotal in world history - Their "Longest Day".
The Registration Process
If you are visiting this site for the first time or for those who just need
a refresher on veteran registration please review the steps below. By
following the registration process, this will help us help you in having a
great time at the event.
1) Invitation - In May, an "Invitation Letter" is sent out to all known WWII and
Korean era veterans which previously a D-Day Conneaut event. Recipients of
that letter of "first timers" via our web site are requested to accept that
invitation by contacting our Veteran Liaison
Click here for the Invitation Letter.
2) Registration Card -
"First timers" should complete "registration card"
and return it to Eric for entry into our secure database. Those that have
submitted their information in the past need not to complete this form again
unless they would like to update their information.
3) Confirmation – In late July, the "Scheduling Letter" will be sent by mail to those
who have registered via the methods outlined in the "Invitation Letter"
which provides last minute changes to the veteran schedule and other
4) Late Arrivals - I just became aware of the event. If you just found out about the event for the first time and you
are a WWII or Korean era veteran, you can still register by completing and
mailing the registration card up until two weeks before the event. If you
miss this deadline, you are still more than welcome to come. Just bring the
registration form with you so we can add your address and service
information to our database for subsequent years. Additional registration
forms will be available to complete on site. If there is availability at the
Friday luncheon, WWII or Korean era veterans who show at the last minute
will be issued a ticket for the luncheon on a first come first served basis. It's that simple.
Now that we have a better understanding on how the registration
process works, we urge you to review the event FAQ briefing paper below
(Frequently Asked Questions). The FAQ contains helpful information to help
plan your visit to D-Day! Eric Montgomery, the Veteran Liaison can be
reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and is more than happy to assist you
for things that fall outside of this FAQ or are not addressed in either the
Invitation or Scheduling Letter.
Day of the Event - Arrival For your convenience, please use our exclusive veteran parking area
where a handicapped equipped shuttle will bring you and your family straight
to the event site at Gate D. (Click for Event Site Map) A golf cart
driven by one of our friendly drivers will then bring you the rest of the
way to Veterans Hospitality Tent and the Veterans Registration Area. All
WWII and Korean Era Veterans will receive a special gift bag prepared by
Eric and our staff. Veterans who served from Vietnam to present day will be
given a theater ribbon in recognition of their service compliments of the
Conneaut American Legion.
Are you a veteran planning to attend alone? We will help you!!! If you are a Veteran attending alone and need
help, we are here for you! Please mention this to one of our staff at the
arrival tent as you arrive and we will be honored to assist you during your
visit. For additional questions and assistance prior to the event, please
contact Eric Montgomery who can help you further.
Seating and Accessibility All battle areas are wheelchair accessible and special handicapped
areas will be set aside to enable you to attend. The Conneaut American
Legion and the New Leaf Church of Conneaut are sponsoring this year's
Hospitality Tent, (see our site map). Please ask our staff at the
registration desk for assistance if you need help locating anything.
Transportation to the secured veteran seating areas originate at the
Hospitality Tent and depart 30 minutes ahead of each scheduled battle
scenario. There is limited seating at all the battle areas and we will
accommodate older veterans first. During the beach battles; the Tank Battle
on Friday and the Amphibious Landing on Saturday, WWII and Korean era
veteran seating on the overlooking bluff is very limited. Tickets for
registered veterans will be distributed at Veteran Registration when you
arrive. We ask that veterans limit escorts to 1 in this area in addition to
themselves. After the ticketed veterans and their escorts are seated, any
unused tickets will be distributed to families as space permits. In an
overfilled condition, we ask veterans who are not mobility impaired to
consider giving priority seating to those veterans who may have limited
The viewing area for the beach area is conveniently located at the
top of the bluff overlooking the entire battle area. The bluff plateau above
the beach awards viewers a clear view of the Axis positions, the
battlefield, the shore line and sea-borne approach of the landing craft. For
your convenience, bleachers and chairs are provided in this area by The
Conneaut American Legion. It is important to ask questions upon arrival at
veteran registration as attendance of "first time" WWII and Korean era
veterans is unpredictable. In 2015, over 60 "first time" WWII veterans not
in our database attended and we managed to find seats for these veterans and
their escort. This is a difficult task and we ask only for your cooperation
and consideration. Again, it is best to ask questions at Veteran
Registration, north side of the Veteran Hospitality Tent.
Veteran Outreach Great strides are being made to bring as many WWII and Korean era
Veterans to D-Day Conneaut as possible. Over 190 confirmed WWII veterans
attended the event in 2015 complimented by an additional 60 plus of the
Korean era. We are well on our way to eclipsing this mark for 2016. As
individual military units close their national reunions, we hope that those
still able to travel will choose to make D-Day Conneaut their reunion
central. We are proud to host the combined 65th and 71st Infantry Divisions
who have chosen Conneaut for their annual reunion. Welcome men!
Know a veteran who would like to attend?
Click here to download information on our event and program.
To Recap: If you have never been to the event before and you are interested
in attending please print the appropriate registration card (US and/or
Canadian) and mail in to Eric with your information no later than August
8th. If you are a veteran from any country other than the US or Canada,
please contact Eric directly. His telephone number, email and address are on
either form. If you have just found out about the event and you missed the
mailing deadline date, no worries, just bring the registration form along
with you and we will do our best to make your day memorable.