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U.S., British Veterans Mark D-Day Landings

June 07, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

Veterans from the U.S. and Britain marked the 62nd anniversary of the D-day landings in France with ceremonies and talks to schoolchildren about the Normandy invasion that changed the course of World War II.

Hundreds of relatives and others joined at least two dozen veterans to remember the invasion of June 6, 1944, which helped free France -- and much of Europe -- from Nazi Germany's grip.

Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and the U.S. ambassador to France placed a wreath at the American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, where thousands of crosses and Stars of David mark the graves of soldiers.

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