Dad and I were very excited to be part of the 64th anniversary of D-Day 0n Friday June 6th 2008.  We attended with our good friend Roger.  It was a hot humid day, but not a cloud in the sky as the memorable patriotic event brought tears to our eyes. At the end of the event a reception of the approximately 20 of the remaining D day vets greeted all the visitors.  Dad was very excited to meet the honorable Mark R. Warner  Governor of the commonwealth.

These are our pictures:


Program for the day's event

Dad with well wishers from Reading PA

The Overlord Arch, where the ceremony took place

Seating for the guests  Dad and I sat in the first row



Another view of the podium


close up of the arch


April Cheeks speaks

Laying the wreath

The VIP section under electrically cooled tents (not us)


Dad on the receiving line


Dad is honored by the military

Th line seemed endless


and endless.....

and endless....

and keeps on going

The honorable Mark R Warner speaks with dad

The governor speaks with all of the d-day vets

the crowd draws to a close

dad finally gets time to pose with his combat infantry badge and four battle cluster

Dad's stories intrigued the present day military

Dad and I had a great time