PARIS -- The anniversary of D-Day this June will translate into
free hotel stays for some 300 select World War II veterans from the
14 Allied Nations involved in the pivotal battle.
Thirty-one hotels in Paris have offered to provide up to three
nights' accommodations for the veterans and one guest free of
charge from June 4 to 7when the D-Day offensive, which took place
60 years ago, will be commemorated.
Furthermore, the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau will also
oversee several other initiatives connected with the welcome of an
additional 5,000 veterans with complimentary accommodations, tours
The French Ministry of Tourism said the D-Day event, along with
the free-stay offer, is designed to illustrate "the gratitude the
capital has for its liberation in 1944, an event that took place as
a direct result of the courage of these men displayed during the
To contact reporter Michael Milligan, send e-mail to [email protected].