Memorable moments of D-Day commemorations

Soldiers walk Omaha Beach on the anniversary weekend of the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: June 9, 2014

The commemoration ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings spanned towns and beaches along a large swath of the French coast.

During the ceremonies, along the beaches and in the towns, veterans were honored and spectators were thrilled and entertained by paratroop jumps, the U.S. Army Europe band and flybys.

Here is a selection of snapshots from and around the many events and commemorations.



Roses lie in sand at Omaha Beach in Ste-Laurent-sur-Mer, France, to remember the women who served during the D-Day invasions.
Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes


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