WWII Veterans Salute During D-Day Ceremony
June 9, 2019
WWII veterans Pete Shaw (left), 283rd Field Artillery Battalion and Russell Pickett (right), Company A, 116th Infantry Regiment along with another WWII veteran behind them, salute during the 1st Infantry Division memorial at Omaha Beach, Colleville-sur-Mer, France on June 3, 2019.
More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Colleville sur Mer.
U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger