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  • 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."

      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."

  • WWII Navy veteran Josephine Bussard, 89, left, and her husband WWII Marine Corps veteran Murray Bussard, 88, of Springfield, Mo., who will have been married 67 years this Friday and met during the war, kiss during a visit to the World War II Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, on the 68th anniversary of D-Day.

      WWII Navy veteran Josephine Bussard, 89, left, and her husband WWII Marine Corps veteran Murray Bussard, 88, of Springfield, Mo., who will have been married 67 years this Friday and met during the war, kiss during a visit to the World War II Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, on the 68th anniversary of D-Day.
    Associated Press

  • Retired Army Infantry PFC Marvin Kincaid, 85, of Thayer, Mo., left, is helped by Dennis Hobbs, at the the World War II Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, as honor flight WWII veterans and helpers wearing blue or white t-shirts, visited th ememorial on the 68th anniversary of D-Day. The Lincoln Memorial is in the background.

      Retired Army Infantry PFC Marvin Kincaid, 85, of Thayer, Mo., left, is helped by Dennis Hobbs, at the the World War II Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, as honor flight WWII veterans and helpers wearing blue or white t-shirts, visited th ememorial on the 68th anniversary of D-Day. The Lincoln Memorial is in the background.
    Associated Press

  • The grave of Sgt Edward M. Withers, which is among the 9,387 graves of the Colleville American military cemetery, has been decorated for the commemoration of the 68th anniversary of D-Day, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Wednesday June 6, 2012.

      The grave of Sgt Edward M. Withers, which is among the 9,387 graves of the Colleville American military cemetery, has been decorated for the commemoration of the 68th anniversary of D-Day, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Wednesday June 6, 2012.
    Associated Press

  • U.S. WW II veteran Clarence Mac Evans, 87, from West Virginia, who landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944, with the 29th infantery division, walks among the graves at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Wednesday June 6, 2012, before the start of the ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of the D-Day. Clarence MacEvans is searching for the tombs of 17 of his fellows who died on D Day.

      U.S. WW II veteran Clarence Mac Evans, 87, from West Virginia, who landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944, with the 29th infantery division, walks among the graves at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Wednesday June 6, 2012, before the start of the ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of the D-Day. Clarence MacEvans is searching for the tombs of 17 of his fellows who died on D Day.
    Associated Press

  • Visitors walk among tombs at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Wednesday June 6, 2012, as part of the commemoration of the 68th anniversary of the D-Day.

      Visitors walk among tombs at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Wednesday June 6, 2012, as part of the commemoration of the 68th anniversary of the D-Day.
    Associated Press

  • The U.S. flag is being raised at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Wednesday June 6, 2012, before the start of the ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of the D-Day.

      The U.S. flag is being raised at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Wednesday June 6, 2012, before the start of the ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of the D-Day.
    Associated Press

  • U.S. Vietnam veteran Sam Focer, 78, from Atlanta, Georgia, who fought with the 11th armored cavalry regiment, walks among tombs at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Wednesday June 6, 2012, during the commemoration of the 68th anniversary of the D-Day.

      U.S. Vietnam veteran Sam Focer, 78, from Atlanta, Georgia, who fought with the 11th armored cavalry regiment, walks among tombs at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Wednesday June 6, 2012, during the commemoration of the 68th anniversary of the D-Day.
    Associated Press

  • Youngsters walk among tombs at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Wednesday June 6, 2012, during the commemoration of the 68th anniversary of the D-Day.

      Youngsters walk among tombs at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Wednesday June 6, 2012, during the commemoration of the 68th anniversary of the D-Day.
    Associated Press

  • French President Francois Hollande is kissed by an unidentified woman at the end of 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.

      French President Francois Hollande is kissed by an unidentified woman at the end of 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.
    Associated Press

  • 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 which France began in 1944.

      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 which France began in 1944.
    Associated Press

  • French President Francois Hollande waves to soldiers at the end of 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.

      French President Francois Hollande waves to soldiers at the end of 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.
    Associated Press

  • French President Francois Hollande shakes 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.

      French President Francois Hollande shakes 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.
    Associated Press

  • French President Francois Hollande shakes 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.

      French President Francois Hollande shakes 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.
    Associated Press

  • 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."

      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."
    Associated Press

  • French President Francois Holland, right, and British Defense Ministry Philippe Hammond, left, take part 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.

      French President Francois Holland, right, and British Defense Ministry Philippe Hammond, left, take part 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.
    Associated Press

  • Wreathes are being laid at the Memorial of the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Wednesday June 6, 2012, during the ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of the D-Day.

      Wreathes are being laid at the Memorial of the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Wednesday June 6, 2012, during the ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of the D-Day.
    Associated Press

  • A bird stands on one of the 9387 tombs at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Wednesday June 6, 2012, on the day of the commemoration of the 68th anniversary of the D-Day.

      A bird stands on one of the 9387 tombs at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Wednesday June 6, 2012, on the day of the commemoration of the 68th anniversary of the D-Day.
    Associated Press

  • French President Francois Hollande waves to soldiers at the end of 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.

      French President Francois Hollande waves to soldiers at the end of 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.
    Associated Press

  • A U.S. flag flies between graves at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Wednesday June 6, 2012, as part of the commemoration of the 68th anniversary of D-Day.

      A U.S. flag flies between graves at the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Wednesday June 6, 2012, as part of the commemoration of the 68th anniversary of D-Day.
    Associated Press

  • U.S. Gen, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, talking with men of the American Divison before the invasion.

      U.S. Gen, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, talking with men of the American Divison before the invasion.
    Associated Press/1944

  • A Coast Guard LCI, listing to port, pulls alongside a transport ship to evacuate her troops and wounded just before the craft capsized and sank.

      A Coast Guard LCI, listing to port, pulls alongside a transport ship to evacuate her troops and wounded just before the craft capsized and sank.
    Associated Press/1944

  • Wounded British troops from the South Lancashire and Middlesex regiments are helped ashore at Sword Beach

      Wounded British troops from the South Lancashire and Middlesex regiments are helped ashore at Sword Beach
    Associated Press/1944

  • U.S. paratroopers fix their static lines before a jump before dawn over Normandy.

      U.S. paratroopers fix their static lines before a jump before dawn over Normandy.
    Associated Press/1944

  • Soldier removing detonator from one of the mines Nazis left behind.

      Soldier removing detonator from one of the mines Nazis left behind.
    Associated Press/1944

  • First wave beach battalion Ducks lay low under the fire of Nazi guns on the beach of southern France

      First wave beach battalion Ducks lay low under the fire of Nazi guns on the beach of southern France
    Associated Press/1944

  • Under attack of heavy machine gun fire from the German coastal defense forces, these American soldiers wade ashore off the ramp of a U.S. Coast Guard landing craft,

      Under attack of heavy machine gun fire from the German coastal defense forces, these American soldiers wade ashore off the ramp of a U.S. Coast Guard landing craft,
    Associated Press/1944

 

A collection of images from the D Day landing 68 years ago, June 6, 1944 and today's commemorations.

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