US Ambassador to France Charles H. Rivkin, center, speaks to John and Jacqueline Roman at the Monument of the National Guard in Vierville-sur-Mer, France on June 6, 2013, during the commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the D-Day landing in Normandy. John Roman disembarked in June 1944, where he met his wife of 67 years. On June 6, 1944, American, British, and Canadian troops launched an assault on Nazi German forces which were occupying the northern French coast, in a battle which marked the beginning of the liberation of France and the victory of allied forces over Nazi Germany in the Second World War.
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