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WWII Veterans Receive Special Welcome in Paris

The sun sets behind the 'Standing with Giants' installation displayed at the Normandy British Memorial ahead of the 80th D-Day anniversary on June 02, 2024 | Image by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
The sun sets behind the 'Standing with Giants' installation displayed at the Normandy British Memorial ahead of the 80th D-Day anniversary on June 02, 2024 | Image by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

World War II veterans from the U.S. flew to Paris and received a heartfelt welcome from the French for the 80th anniversary of D-Day, according to RedState:

“2024 marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day, and some very special guests will be in France to remember the crucial event and honor the fallen–more than 60 U.S. WWII veterans. The heroes flew¬†directly from Dallas to an airport in Paris on Friday.

“Events scheduled to take place in Normandy itself will “include wreath-laying ceremonies on Omaha and Utah Beaches, two of the landing sites for the Allied forces.” Doubtless, some of the over 4,400 Allied military members (about 2,500 of them Americans) who lost their lives–and the over 5,000 wounded–in the crucial June 6, 1944, operation will be on the veterans’ minds and close to their hearts.

“Okay, have that hanky nearby. When the veterans arrived at Paris’ Charles De Gaulle airport, they received a rightful (and tear-jerking) hero’s welcome from the French.”

To read the full article by RedState, click HERE.

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