Surviving vets commemorate 70th D-Day Anniversary

NORMANDY - The 70th anniversary was especially emotional. It was a celebration of the D-Day beach invasion that would break Hitler and save the world from tyranny.

And it included a wrenching reminder of what it cost: 10,000 tombstones in the American cemetery at Omaha Beach.

But the U.S. boys who are now old men broke through, and the focus on Friday was on them. Two-hundred vets came on what may be their last trip to France.

Related: Memorable lines from World War II leaders and recent American presidents

Related: D-Day images and stories

Related: The most important weather forecast in history

Related: WW-II Plane from WNY Flies In D-Day Commemorations


To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment
More Stories