Mother of Normandy: The Story of Simone Renaud
5:00 p.m. Reception | 6:00 p.m. Screening | 8:00 p.m. Book Signing
For over 70 years, Americans have made the pilgrimage to the battlefields of Normandy. Veterans, families of the fallen, and general tourists account for millions of visits each year. One common sentiment felt by all: the warm and loving reception that Americans, still to this day, receive from the Norman people.
Join us to hear the story of one remarkable woman, Madame Simone Renaud, whose devotion to a generation of heroes transcended all boundaries, and helped make Americans feel at home in a far away French land.
Madame Renaud—a native of Sainte-Mère-Église, the first town liberated on D-Day—spent a lifetime tending to the graves of those American soldiers and corresponding with their loved ones back home. She became friend, family and touchstone to those whose lives were forever changed by D-Day.
Come for a special screening of the documentary Mother of Normandy, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Doug Stebleton, author Jeff Stoffer, and Maurice Renaud, the son of Madame Simone Renaud.
Register online or call at 1-877-813-3329 x 412 to reserve your spot.