D-Day Anniversary

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American troops landed on Normandy beach
American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WW2. American troops supporting those already on the coast of Northern France, plunge into the surf and wade shoreward carrying equipment, on Utah Beach, Les Dunes de Madeleine, France. Bulldozers and other engineer equipment prepare the beach for the landing parties. AFP PHOTO STAFF (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
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American parachutists jump over the Norm
American parachutists jump over the Norm
SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE, FRANCE: American parachutists jump over the Normandy village of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, one for the first occupied towns liberated in the Allied invasion of the Normandy coast in 1944, during commemoration ceremonies for the 61st anniversary of the D-Day Landing 05 June 2005. (Photo credit should read JEAN-PAUL BARBIER/AFP/Getty Images)
Washington Remembers D-Day On Its 62nd Anniversary
Washington Remembers D-Day On Its 62nd Anniversary
WASHINGTON - JUNE 06: Jim Wiggins of Clemson, South Carolina, a former member of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment who was dropped and fought in Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 2006 in Washington, DC. Today is the 62nd anniversary of the start of the battle of Normandy of World War II which the Allied forces fought to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi's occupation. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Normandy Veterans Gather For The 69th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings
Normandy Veterans Gather For The 69th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings
CAEN, FRANCE - JUNE 05: People dressed in Second World War uniforms sit on a tank close to the Pegasus Bridge Memorial Museum on June 5, 2013 near Caen, France. Across Normandy several hundred of the surviving veterans of the Normandy campaign are gathering to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the D-Day landings which eventually led to the Allied liberation of France in 1944. Next year, which will mark the 70th anniversary of the landings, is widely expected to be the last time that the veterans will gather in any great number. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
65th Anniversary Of D-Day Commemorated At National D-Day Memorial In Virginia
65th Anniversary Of D-Day Commemorated At National D-Day Memorial In Virginia
BEDFORD, VA - JUNE 06: D-Day veteran Lloyd Allen of Thaxton, Virginia who served under General Patton, attends ceremonies at the National D-Day Memorial June 6, 2009 in Bedford, Virginia. The memorial was dedicated in 2001 honoring American GIs who participated in the invasion of France at Normandy on June 6, 1944, during World War II. Bedford was chosen for the memorial site because the town lost nineteen men that day, all members of Company A, 29th Infantry Division. It was the largest per capita loss of any town in America on that day. Four more Bedford soldiers died in later battles. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Veterans Commemorate Anniversary Of D-Day
Veterans Commemorate Anniversary Of D-Day
WASHINGTON - JUNE 06: World War II veteran Kenneth Alberding of Wheatfield, Indiana visits the World War II Memorial June 6, 2005 in Washington DC. The 61st anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, or D-Day, is marked on June 6. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Normandy Veterans Gather For The 69th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings
Normandy Veterans Gather For The 69th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings
CAEN, FRANCE - JUNE 05: A Normandy veteran Eric Barley, looks at grave stones before a memorial service in Ranville War Cemetery on June 5, 2013 near Caen, France. Across Normandy several hundred of the surviving veterans of the Normandy campaign are gathering to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the D-Day landings which eventually led to the Allied liberation of France in 1944. Next year, which will mark the 70th anniversary of the landings, is widely expected to be the last time that the veterans will gather in any great number. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
FRANCE-DDAY-GERMANY
FRANCE-DDAY-GERMANY
German chancelor Gerhard Schroeder walks among grave stones tof WWII Germam and British soldiers fallen during the Normandy Allieds landings in June 1944, 06 June 2004 in the cemetery of Ranville on the second day of the ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the D-Day. AFP PHOTO JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
Memorial To The American WWII Servicemen At Madingley Cemetery
Memorial To The American WWII Servicemen At Madingley Cemetery
MADINGLEY, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: A solitary rose sits on the grave of a serviceman killed during a training exercise for D-Day off Slapton Sands in Devon, at The American Military Cemetary and Memorial which is preparing for a large number of visitors over the coming weeks for the May 7 60th Anniversary of the end of World War II, April 28, 2005 at Madingley, England. The cemetery, which was first established December 1943 and dedicated on July 1956 on land given by Cambridge University, is the only American WW2 burial ground in The U.K. and contains 3812 graves and a memorial wall with 5126 names of missing military personel. The majority of troops gave their lives at The Battle of The Atlantic or in the bombing of Europe. (Photo by Julian Herbert/Getty Images)
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