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The Full Suburban: Honoring the sacrifices made on D-Day and beyond

Logan and I, along with Logan’s brother and his wife, took the trip of a lifetime two years ago when we spent eight days in France and Italy. Of all the things I wanted to do on our trip, absolutely No. 1 on my list was to visit Normandy and the American Cemetery that overlooks Omaha Beach.

D-Day spirit of remembrance lives on, despite the pandemic

CARENTAN, France – In a small Normandy town where paratroopers landed in the early hours of D-Day, applause broke the silence to honor Charles Shay. He was the only veteran attending a ceremony in Carentan commemorating the 77th anniversary of the assault that helped bring an end to World War II.

On sad anniversary, few to mourn the D-Day dead in Normandy

At least the dead will always be there. All too many have been, for 76 years since that fateful June 6 on France’s Normandy beaches, when allied troops in 1944 turned the course of World War II and went on to defeat fascism in Europe in one of the most remarkable feats in military history.

Demolition set for buildings at Normandie complex site

The 5-acre industrial site at 127 W. Mission Ave. was used for more than a century as the maintenance facility for the city’s vehicle fleet but was sold for $2.7 million to a private developer in 2018.

D-Day at 75: Nations honor veterans, memory of fallen

With silent remembrance and respect, nations honored the fallen and the singular bravery of all Allied troops who sloshed through bloodied water to the beaches of Normandy 75 years ago on D-Day, the assault that portended the fall of Hitler’s Third Reich.

Trump tells D-Day veterans they’re among greatest Americans

On a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach, President Donald Trump on Thursday lauded the heroism of American and Allied service members who participated in the D-Day invasion, saying they “they came wave after wave without question, without hesitation and without complaint.”

’Thank you’: Queen honors D-Day veterans at moving ceremony

Queen Elizabeth II and world leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump gathered Wednesday on the south coast of England to honor the troops who risked and sacrificed their lives 75 years ago on D-Day, a bloody but ultimately triumphant turning point in World War II.

‘Woo-hoo!’ At 97, D-Day veteran parachutes into Normandy

Parachutists are jumping over Normandy again, just as soldiers did 75 years ago for D-Day – but this time without being shot at. Engines throbbing, C-47 transport planes dropped group after group of parachutists, a couple of hundred in all – including a 97-year-old D-Day veteran, Tom Rice.

D-Day ceremony spotlights Trump’s complicated military ties

World leaders will gather in solemn assembly next week above the sandy beaches of Normandy to mark the 75th anniversary of the world-changing D-Day invasion of France. It’s typically a heartfelt tribute to alliance and sacrifice and a unified vow for enduring unity, outweighing any national or political skirmish of the moment.

WWII plane rescued from boneyard to join D-Day anniversary

Filled with paratroopers, a U.S. warplane lumbered down an English runway in 1944 to spearhead the World War II D-Day invasion with a message for Adolf Hitler painted in bright yellow across its nose: “That’s All, Brother.”