Vets mark D-Day in Normandy

Invasion’s 70th anniversary draws world leaders to battle site

Posted: June 6, 2014 at 5:41 a.m.

British World War II veteran Frederick Glover watches Thursday as soldiers parachute down during a D-Day commemoration event in Ranville, western France, on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy.

Ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day have drawn thousands of visitors to the cemeteries, beaches and stone-walled villages of Normandy this week, including some of the few remaining survivors of the largest sea-borne invasion ever mounted.

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