D-Day Ohio needs Help!

Support D-Day Conneaut

I'm not a reenactor but want to help!

How can I get involved?

If you've ever witnessed our dramatic recreation of D-Day, 1944, you know first-hand that this is no small task. This year long effort takes a lot of time, dedication, and of course funding to organize, promote and recreate the elements of a Normandy style invasion. D-Day Conneaut needs you! Help us honor our vets and bringing back to life this historic day. There are numerous ways to help without donning a uniform.


Nothing stronger than the heart of a Volunteer!

Consider volunteering for our event staff and help us on the day(s) of the event. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Event coordinators can always use assistance in setting up special seating areas, site preparation, public parking assistance, display preparation, crowd direction/control, and maintaining the grounds. Help us preserve our history. There's never a shortage of things to do and any/all help is greatly appreciated.

All volunteers are required to review the staff and volunteer code of conduct regulations prior to participation at the event.

The website to register as a volunteer is  http://Ddayvolunteers.com. It has information on the site, forms, schedules, etc. Indivisuals and service groups may register using the link above. However, we need each GROUP LEADER to register their group, and then have each individual from the group go online and register as well (this is for individual waivers). Having the group leader register their unit will help us be able to keep track of units better than each individual typing in their group name.

If you are local or planning on attending the event and would be interested in volunteering, please contact volunteer@ddayohio.us for more information. D-Day Conneaut needs you!

Assembly Projects


Decorating the Beach

Be a part of the invasion without getting your feet wet. Build a hedgehog beach obstacle. The cost of building materials is tax deductible. Your donation will be stored for use year after year. Click here to view easy-to-follow plans for these iconic obstacles which look like the children's toy "jack". Turn that extra lumber lying around into something special for the event that honors the turning point of the 20th century, D-Day! If power tools aren't for you, consider helping us place all these obstacles on the beach! The allied troops will certainly appreciate the cover...

Build a Rupert Paratrooper Dummy

Rupert Paradummy During the night/early hours of June 6, 1944, Allied aircraft dropped 500 of these paradummies over 4 different locations to simulate paratroopers landing in areas away from where the actual troops were to land. Some of the dummies were equipped with recordings of battle noises, while others simulated rifle fire. The dummies were called "Ruperts" and were made of cut burlap and filled with straw or sand to form the shape of a person. Each Rupert was equipped with a small explosive charge designed to burn up the burlap after landing to make it harder for the Germans to figure out what was going on. Now you can contribute to the deception and build your own Rupert. Click the following links to view and download a set of patterns to make your own Rupert. Donated Ruperts will be used/displayed during the event. Pattern 1    Pattern 2  (Note: 1 square = 1 Inch) For more information on the use of paradummies visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradummy