Commentary: Remembering D-Day

D day

This Sunday marks the 77th anniversary of the greatest gamble in World War II.

On June 6, 1944, more than 156,000 allied forces launched from the sea onto the beaches of Normandy.  Nearly 7,000 allied ships commanded the French coastline, and more than 3,200 aircraft dominated the skies.  A few miles inland, 23,000 paratroopers landed to block German reinforcements from the shore.

After years of preparation, practice, and training, the Allies had come to break German power in Europe.

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National Commander of the American Legion Visits Sunbury Veterans’ Breakfast

The National Commander of the American Legion, James W. “Bill” Oxford, visited Sunbury on Wednesday. He joined local veterans for a breakfast hosted by John Self and Donna and Glenn Evans at Self’s Big Walnut Grill.

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Delaware Celebrates Veterans’ Day with a Parade, More Events in Central Ohio Scheduled

Veterans were honored with a parade filled with bands, scouts, first responders, antique cars, a queen and of course, military heroes from World War II to the War on Terror in Delaware on Sunday. More events are planned throughout Central Ohio on Monday.

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Honor Flight Columbus Celebrates 100th Mission of Flying Veterans to Washington DC

On October 19th, Honor Flight Columbus loaded more than 200 veterans aboard two planes destined for Washington D.C. It was an extra special celebration –  the 100th mission. Susan Barr, a nurse who has been working with Honor Flight nationally since 2006 and co-founded the Columbus Honor Flight told The Ohio Star, “To date, over 230, 000 Veterans have been able to make this trip from all over the United States.”

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