D-Day Photos on Townhall

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              A red rose is laid on the grave of Sgt. Ray E. Thomson from Texas, at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Thursday June 6, 2013, on the day

    A red rose is laid on the grave of Sgt. Ray E. Thomson from Texas, at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Thursday June 6, 2013, on the day

    Posted: 6/6/2013 12:27:06 PM EST
    A red rose is laid on the grave of Sgt. Ray E. Thomson from Texas, at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Thursday June 6, 2013, on the day of the commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the 1945 D-Day invasion.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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              FILE - U.S. reinforcements wade through the surf from a landing craft in the days following D-Day and the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France at Normandy in June 1944 during World W

    FILE - U.S. reinforcements wade through the surf from a landing craft in the days following D-Day and the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France at Normandy in June 1944 during World W

    Posted: 11/11/2012 2:13:41 PM EST
    FILE - U.S. reinforcements wade through the surf from a landing craft in the days following D-Day and the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France at Normandy in June 1944 during World War II. (AP Photo/Bert Brandt, File)
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    Posted: 6/7/2012 10:02:29 AM EST
    French President Francois Hollande makes a speech at the Caen's Memorial, western France, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, commemorating the 68th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of France which began in 1944. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
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    Posted: 6/7/2012 10:02:29 AM EST
    British minister of Defense Philippe Hammond, rear left and French President Francois Hollande, center, attends at the ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of France began in 1944, in the British war cemetery of Ranville, western France, Wednesday, June 6, 2012. (AP Photo/David Vincent, Pool)
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    Posted: 6/7/2012 10:02:29 AM EST
    French President Francois Hollande, right, and Bristish Minister of Defense Philippe Hammond shake hands with WWII veterans during a ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of France began in 1944, in the British war cemetery of Ranville, western France, Wednesday, June 6, 2012. (AP Photo/David Vincent, Pool)
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    Posted: 6/7/2012 10:02:29 AM EST
    French President Francois Hollande, center, shakes hands with people next to a war cemetery to mark the D-Day's 68th anniversary on Wednesday June 6, 2012, in Ranville, near Caen, Normandie, France, as part of many ceremonies commemorating the D-Day invasion of France began in 1944. (AP Photo/Bertrand Langlois, Pool)
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    Posted: 6/7/2012 10:02:29 AM EST
    In this picture taken on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, shows the Colorado-made statue of Pennsylvania native Maj. Dick Winters, unveiled on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 near the beaches where the D-Day invasion of France began in 1944, one of many events marking the 68th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied operation that paved the way for the end of the war. The bronze statue built near the village of Sainte Marie du Mont, is a tribute to a man whose quiet leadership was chronicled in the book and television series "Band of Brothers." (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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    Posted: 6/7/2012 10:02:29 AM EST
    In this picture taken on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, shows the Colorado-made statue of Pennsylvania native Maj. Dick Winters, unveiled on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 near the beaches where the D-Day invasion of France began in 1944, one of many events marking the 68th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied operation that paved the way for the end of the war. The bronze statue built near the village of Sainte Marie du Mont, is a tribute to a man whose quiet leadership was chronicled in the book and television series "Band of Brothers." (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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    Posted: 6/7/2012 10:02:29 AM EST
    In this picture taken on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, shows the Colorado-made statue of Pennsylvania native Maj. Dick Winters, unveiled on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 near the beaches where the D-Day invasion of France began in 1944, one of many events marking the 68th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied operation that paved the way for the end of the war. The bronze statue built near the village of Sainte Marie du Mont, is a tribute to a man whose quiet leadership was chronicled in the book and television series "Band of Brothers." (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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    Posted: 12/5/2011 7:55:49 AM EST
    FILE - The 1953 photo shows the town of Oradour-sur-Glane, near Limoges, France. The town which has been burned down has been left in this state, as a permanent witness and the new village of Oradour has been re-built a few kilometers away from its original location. Six former members of an SS armored division that was responsible for the largest massacre in Nazi-occupied France are under investigation on possible charges of murder or accessory to murder, a prosecutor said Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Dortmund prosecutor Andreas Brendel told The Associated Press he opened the investigation of the men earlier this year based on a precedent set by the trial of John Demjanjuk. The company was responsible for the June 10, 1944 massacre in Oradour-sur-Glane in central France, just four days after the D-Day landings in Normandy, in which the Germans killed 642 men, women and children. (AP Photo)
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    Posted: 12/5/2011 7:55:49 AM EST
    FILE - The June 10, 2004 file photo shows French Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie, left, Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin, center, and Minister for War Veterans Hamlaoui Mekachera during the ceremony commemorating the World War II massacre of Oradour-sur-Glane, southwestern France. Six former members of an SS armored division that was responsible for the largest massacre in Nazi-occupied France are under investigation on possible charges of murder or accessory to murder, a prosecutor said Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Dortmund prosecutor Andreas Brendel told The Associated Press he opened the investigation of the men earlier this year based on a precedent set by the trial of John Demjanjuk. The company was responsible for the June 10, 1944 massacre in Oradour-sur-Glane in central France, just four days after the D-Day landings in Normandy, in which the Germans killed 642 men, women and children. (AP Photo / Michel Gangne, Pool)
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    Posted: 6/6/2011 6:05:49 AM EST
    An installation of 1,000 casts of Russian, German and American combat helmets of WWII which also represent turtles, to denounce global violence, created by French artist Rachid Khimoune, is seen on Omaha Beach in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the eve of the D-Day Anniversary. (AP Photo/Vincent Michel)
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    Posted: 6/6/2011 6:05:49 AM EST
    An installation of 1,000 casts of Russian, German and American combat helmets of WWII which also represent turtles, to denounce global violence, created by French artist Rachid Khimoune, is seen on Omaha Beach in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the eve of the D-Day Anniversary. (AP Photo/Vincent Michel)
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    Posted: 6/6/2011 6:05:48 AM EST
    World War II D-Day veteran Dick Marchant, 94, of Wirral, England, who served with the Royal Navy's HMS Consort, walks past a statue at the Caen Memorial, in Caen, France, Sunday, June 5, 2011 on the eve of the 67th D-Day anniversary. (AP Photo/Vincent Michel)
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    Posted: 6/6/2011 6:05:47 AM EST
    D Day survivor U.S. veteran Herbert Anderson, 348th Engineer Combat Battalion walks with an unidentified student of the Ozarks College of Missouri, at the American cemetery of Colleville sur Mer, western France, Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the eve of the 65th D-Day Anniversary. (AP Photo/Vincent Michel)
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    Posted: 6/6/2011 6:05:47 AM EST
    D Day survivor U.S. veteran John Primerano, 101st AB walks with unidentified students of the Ozarks College of Missouri, at the American cemetery of Colleville sur Mer, western France, Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the eve of the 65th D-Day Anniversary. (AP Photo/Vincent Michel)
  •  - World War II veteran Walter Ehlers poses for Reuters in Buena Park

    World War II veteran Walter Ehlers poses for Reuters in Buena Park

    Posted: 6/5/2011 3:45:35 PM EST
    Walter Ehlers, a 90-year-old Medal of Honor recipient who took part in the D-Day invasion of World War II, poses for Reuters in his home in Buena Park, California June 2, 2011. Sixty-seven years ago, Ehlers landed on a Normandy, France, beach leading a squad of 12 men on D-Day who had no battle experience and had spent their Army tours entertaining the troops. Pictured taken June 2, 2011. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
  •  - Walter Ehlers' medal of honor, awarded for his actions during World War II, is shown in his home in Buena Park

    Walter Ehlers' medal of honor, awarded for his actions during World War II, is shown in his home in Buena Park

    Posted: 6/5/2011 3:40:45 PM EST
    Walter Ehlers' medal of honor, awarded for his actions during World War II, is shown in his home in Buena Park, California June 2, 2011. Sixty-seven years ago, Ehlers landed on a Normandy, France, beach leading a squad of 12 men on D-Day who had no battle experience and had spent their Army tours entertaining the troops. Pictured taken June 2, 2011. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
  •  - World War II veteran Walter Ehlers hold damaged photo of his mother in Buena Park

    World War II veteran Walter Ehlers hold damaged photo of his mother in Buena Park

    Posted: 6/5/2011 3:39:59 PM EST
    Walter Ehlers, a 90-year-old Medal of Honor recipient who took part in the D-Day invasion of World War II, shows a portrait of his mother that was damaged in his pack when he was shot during WWII in his home in Buena Park, California June 2, 2011. Sixty-seven years ago, Ehlers landed on a Normandy, France, beach leading a squad of 12 men on D-Day who had no battle experience and had spent their Army tours entertaining the troops. Pictured taken June 2, 2011. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
  •  - World War II veteran Walter Ehlers speaks to Reuters in Buena Park

    World War II veteran Walter Ehlers speaks to Reuters in Buena Park

    Posted: 6/5/2011 3:39:16 PM EST
    Walter Ehlers, a 90-year-old Medal of Honor recipient who took part in the D-Day invasion of World War II, speaks to Reuters in his home in Buena Park, California June 2, 2011. Sixty-seven years ago, Ehlers landed on a Normandy, France, beach leading a squad of 12 men on D-Day who had no battle experience and had spent their Army tours entertaining the troops. Pictured taken June 2, 2011. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)