D-Day Commemoration

People stand during the National Anthem during a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, Friday, June 6, 2014, at the World War II Memorial in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Veterans observe D-Day at World War II Memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — The granddaughter of General Dwight D. Eisenhower thanked those who carried out the D-Day invasion, telling them during a 70th anniversary commemoration Friday at the nation’s World War II Memorial that “the […]


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Obama commemorates D-Day invasion (Audio)

Its’ the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. President Obama is in France to commemorate the event, in which more than 150-thousand allied troops stormed Normandy beaches that turned the tide against Germany in World […]


World War II veteran of the U.S. army 29th Infantry Division, Don McCarthy, 90, from Rhode Island, center, arrives for a D-Day commemoration, on Omaha Beach, western France, Friday June 6, 2014. Veterans and Normandy residents are paying tribute to the thousands who gave their lives in the D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied France 70 years ago. World leaders and dignitaries including President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II will gather to honor the more than 150,000 American, British, Canadian and other Allied D-Day troops who risked and gave their lives to defeat Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

US D-Day vets honor fallen comrades

VIERVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Veterans from the U.S. 29th Infantry Division returned to the shores of Omaha Beach at dawn Friday after 70 years — this time the storms replaced by a bright sun and […]


A remembrance ceremony is held at Pegasus Bridge memorial in Benouville western France, Thursday June 5, 2014, as part of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D Day. World leaders and veterans prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of the invasion this week in Normandy. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

Vets, visitors flock to Normandy to remember D-Day

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day are drawing thousands of visitors to the cemeteries, beaches and stone-walled villages of Normandy this week, including some of the few remaining survivors […]



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