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D-Day anniversary commemorations in France

A full day of ceremonies have been planned to honor of the 150,000 troops who participated in the Allied invasion of Normandy that began on June 6, 1944.

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June 6, 2013: WWII U.S. veterans salute during the national anthems at a ceremony held at the Memorial of the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, on the day of the commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the 1945 D-Day landings. From left: Melbert Hillert, 91, from Fresco, Texas, Earl Tweed, 91, from Dallas, Texas, Robert Blatnik, 93 from Raleigh, Texas, Robert Bearden, 90, from Belton, Texas, and Joseph J. Turecky, 91, from Dallas, Texas.
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June 6, 2013: WWII U.S. veterans attend a ceremony held at the Memorial of the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, on the day of the commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the D-Day. From left: Melbert Hillert, 91, from Fresco, Texas, Earl Tweed, 91, from Dallas, Texas, Robert Blatnik, 93 from Raleigh, Texas, Robert Bearden, 90, from Belton, Texas, and Joseph J. Turecky, 91, from Dallas, Texas.
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June 6, 2013: Officials lay wreathes at the Memorial of the Colleville American military cemetery, during a ceremony in Colleville sur Mer, western France, on the day of the commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the D-Day
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June 6, 2013: Members of the American Legion raise the U.S. flag at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France on the day of the commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the D-Day.
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June 6, 2013: Visitors walk among the 9,387 graves at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France on the day of the commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the D-Day.
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June 6, 2013: Roses are laid on one of the 9,387 graves at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Thursday on the day of the commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the D-Day.
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D-Day anniversary commemorations in France

A full day of ceremonies have been planned to honor of the 150,000 troops who participated in the Allied invasion of Normandy that began on June 6, 1944.

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