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Observing the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, from near and far
Observing the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, from near and far

June 6 is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, marking the beginning of the liberation of Europe and the end of World War II. People around the world will gather at museums and memorials to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of the 175,000 Allied troops who landed along a 50-mile stretch of France's Normandy Coast. Here are some of the events: United States National WWII Museum, New Orleans Founded by historian Stephen Ambrose in 2000, the 178,000-square-foot museum kicks off D-Day at H-hour 6 a.m., the approximate time the amphibious invasion began. D-Day briefings will be reported in real time throughout the day. Visitors can board a replica of a Higgins boat to...

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