We have secured some hotel rooms along the coast of Normandy during the week of the 2nd to 8th of June 2024, the 80th Anniversary of D-Day. We are ready to take deposits now to ensure you are on the trip in 2024. These spaces will fill up fast, and most every place to stay in Normandy is already booked up (Olympics in France in 2024). DON'T WAIT, RESERVE NOW! (Full cost and tour details TBP)

Education / Tours


The Foundation's education and travel programs are for Students and Adults and we provide in museum and in classroom resources for Educators in our region. We host and lead history tours to Battlefields and historic sites in Normandy and Verdun, France; and are adding the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and an American Revolution tour of southern theater battles.

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Our Veterans Memorials


On June 6, 2014 the 116th Regimental Combat Team, 29th Division, "EVER FORWARD" Statue and Memorial Plaques were unveiled and dedicated just above "OMAHA BEACH" on a site at the Vierville Draw in Normandy, France. The statue and it's memorial plaques overlook the beaches where the 116th Regiment landed on D-Day and experienced the greatest losses of any Allied unit on June 6, 1944.

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Army Museum Plaque

The Museum


Visit The 29th Division Museum to explore more than 280 years of Colonial American, United States and World History through the story of the one United States Army Infantry Division and subordinate units that participated in all of it. Since Colonial times our Citizens have become American Soldiers and made World History. The 29th Division Museum houses a rare collection of artifacts and archival materials related to the 116th Infantry Regiment, the 29th Infantry Division and the U. S. Army. 

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The Regiment / Our Veterans


The 116th Infantry Regiment is organized under the Unites States Army Regimental System (USARS). The goal of the U.S. Army Regimental System (USARS) is to foster unit readiness and combat effectiveness by developing in soldiers a sense of loyalty and commitment which comes from long-term identification with a unit and the opportunity to highlight the history, customs and traditions behind the regiment.

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The Foundation

The Citizen Soldiers Education Foundation

Our MISSION is to Remember and Honor America's Citizen Soldiers in War and Peace. We do this through Educational Programs and Events, Exhibits and Research.

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D-Day Tour in September 2023 Filling Up! Register Now!