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» Saturday, June 06, 2009The Longest Day, 65 Years Later
Some of them were only boys. Their parents questioned their odd taste in music. Dad disapproved when they smoked too early. Mom wasn't sure about the new girlfriend their boy brought home. They left jobs, colleges, small towns, big cities, football games, clean rooms, drugstore soda fountains, record stores, cuddling with a date on Saturday night and went into a world of screaming shells, unexpected bullets, filthy foxholes, and the ever-present figure of Death standing too close by. On that day some of them didn't come home.
65 Years After D-Day, Normandy's Gratitude Toward US Has Not Faded
In Pictures: D-Day Commemorations
In Pictures: Remembering D-Day
Obama Hails D-Day Heroes at Normandy
Obama's Gramps: Gazing Skyward on D-Day in England
On D-Day, Remembering A Humble Hero
D-Day Remembered at World War II Museum
Video Interview: The Longest Day Remembered, an interview with Huston Riley, the gentleman in this famous D-Day photo by Robert Capa.