65th Anniversary of D-Day
June 6th 2009
Dad was very excited to be at the 65th anniversary ceremony of D-Day held at the D-Day memorial in Bedford Virginia. Dad had VIP seats as one of the less than 100 D-Day vets, who attended from all over the country. It was very hot but Dad, Betty, myself as well as our good friends Roger and Sandy had a great day. After the ceremony, Dad reviewed maps of the Normandy coast and was also awarded a citation from the US Department of the Army. These are our pictures from the occasion.
Dad talks to a D-Day vet from South Carolina
They talked for quite a while
The crowd starts to build an hour before the ceremony
The crowd size increases
The sun was hot!
Sandy talks to some of the D-Day vets
An Ambassador from France also attended
The ceremony begins
Dad receives a citation from a department of the Army representative
Dad proudly accepts the reward