Welcome to the website of the Association "Deep Respect"
The Association "Deep Respect" is intended to preserve and transmit the memory of the fighters of World War II, contributing to the success of Operation Overlord.
Deep Respect is founded in September 2010 and our mission is:
- Installation of plaques in memory of those who have been forgotten.
- Restoration and maintenance of monuments and graves abandoned and / or damaged.
- Laying of flowers, spontaniously or by request.
- Transmission of individual history of veterans or their families or heirs.
Deep Respect provides assistance to veterans and their families in realizing their wishes, with the help of a third person if necessary.
We welcome the veterans and their families. School children in the region will be invited to participate in these actions and may adopt and sponsor one of our projects.
Veterans Week 2016 "Deep Respect" 2nd June - 9th June
June 3rd 2016
11 am: At Graignes watching parachute dropping from C-47 aircrafts in memory of the men of the 507th and 501st PIR and the fallen civilians of Graignes
1 pm: Lunch at St. Côme-du-Mont and a visit near the bridge of the Maison du Parc with several presentations of uniforms and military vehicles
3 pm: At Catz visit to the Tank Museum and at Isigny sur Mer in the city center to the Swing Festival
4 pm: Arrival of the members of Seaforth Highlanders at the Ferme des Bénédictines, short visit to Grandcamp-Maisy with the bagpipers, supper at the Ferme des Bénédictines
June 4th 2016
10.30 am: At Sainteny ceremony at La Roserie in memory of Major Richard O'Malley, meeting with veteran Jack Port
1 pm: Lunch near the D-Day Omaha Museum at Vierville-sur-Mer
2 pm: At Colleville-sur-Mer visit to the Overlord Museum, meeting with veteran Albert Figg and others, signing books and meeting with public and press
6 pm: Grandcamp-Maisy defile of militairy vehicles, a reception by the Mayor and a BBQ American style with the veterans and the members of the Seaforth Highlanders
10.30 am: Ceremony at Hill 112 near Baron-sur-Odon for the 43th Wessex, followed by a "Vin d'Honneur"
1 pm: Lunch at a restaurant at Evrecy
2.30 pm: Visit of the Pegasus Memorial at Ranville, meeting with members of the "Fallen Heroes of Normandy" and a visit the their exposition
7 pm: Dinner at the Ferme des Bénédictines
9 am: At Port-en-Bessin official ceremony of the Committee of Debarkment with schoolkids from the region, the Seaforth Highlanders and the veterans
11 am: Visit Arromanches visit to the Tourist Office, watching the Air Show, greeting other veterans , lunch
2.30 pm: Official Ceremony of the Committee of Debarkment at the Bayeux War Cemetery
4 - 7 pm: Sight-seeing tour along Gold- and Omaha-Beach, dinner and a say goodbye to our friends of the Seaforth Highlanders at the Ferme des Bénédictines
11 am: Visit of the villages St. Marie du Mont ( so also Utah Beach ), Carentan and Brévands
5 pm: At Tournières ceremony at the spot where General Eisenhower had his SHAEF headquarters in August 1944, followed by a "Vin d'honneur" at the cityhall
11 am - 16 pm: On request of the veterans visiting the spots which were the earlier visits were too short or cancelled
Visiting Graves and Laying Flowers
At least twice a month in wintertime and every week in the summer we visit one or more WW2- cemeteries in France, England, Belgium, The Netherlands or Luxemburg. Members of "Deep Respect", if possible with schoolkids, lay flowers on the graves on request of members of the family of the fallen heroes or spontaneous. "Deep Respect" started in 2010 with flowering the graves and often in presence of veterans.
In July 2012 we laid flowers on grave number 500 at the Colleville sur Mer Communal Cemetery. Grave number 1.000 was at the Vincennes Cemetery, near Paris, in August 2014.
Picture below: veterans Eric Rackham and Edwin Jeffery at the Communal Cemetery at Juaye- Mondaye in July 2012.
Veteran Roy O'Neill receives Medaille d'Honneur
Roy O'Neill, veteran of the English "Royal Corps of Signal", received his well deserved French Medal of Honor, Medaille d'Honneur, on Saturday January 9th 2016.