Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
Join Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army Steve Lee, in conjunction with the Major
Samuel Woodfill Chapter of AUSA, VFW & American Legion for lunch and to hear
Maurice Renaud discuss airborne operations at Sainte-Mère-Église during World War II.
Mr. Renaud’s parents played vital roles in D-Day operations and subsequent activities
after World War II. His father, Alexandre, was mayor of Sainte-Mère-Église when
paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division, backlit by a fire in the town, started
landing throughout the town. His mother, Simone, was titled “Mother of Normandy”
as she took care of American gravesites for 42 years. Sainte-Mère-Église was
determined to be critical for the Allied beach landings since it controlled road
networks with the most direct access to Omaha and Juno beaches. Mr. Renaud himself
is President of the organization, French Friends of American Veterans.
11:30 - 11:45 Social time
11:45 - 12:00 Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, Lunch served
12:00 – 1:00 Presentation, Questions
Tuesday, May 14
Kenwood Country Club
6501 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45243
All are welcome, especially World War II veterans. Donations will be accepted at the
door to cover the $25 per person cost of the lunch and venue. Donations in excess of
the cost will be contributed to the Normandy American Cemetery.
SPACE IS LIMITED. For reservations, email Paul Fellinger at with
subject line “May 14 Luncheon” or call at (513) 451-9881.