Local veterans honoring 70th anniversary of D-Day

Reported by: Jaime Hayden
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Updated: 6/06/2014 4:29 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) - 70 years ago marks the turning point in World War II, that's when the Greatest Generation undertook the largest operation of its kind. Today our local veterans are honoring the anniversary of D-Day.

“And we're here to commemorate June 6th, 1944, when the allied forces invaded Europe at Normandy," said veteran Abe Carson.

About a half dozen veterans dressed up in World War II paratrooper uniforms marched on the Sierra Street Bridge Friday in honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

“It was the battle that started us on our end of Nazi Germany and it was us making sure that democracy survived on the planet," said another veteran.

Their goal is to get others to remember the battle that marked one of the biggest turning points of World War II.

"They carried the day when they shouldn't have, it was the might of the American Military actually going through, and again they fought against overwhelming odds,” said another veteran. “They knew they were going to die, and yet they went ahead, it was their duty, it was their responsibility, they did it."

And it is a chance to honor every veteran who fought for our freedom.

“We lost a lot of people that day, and that’s why we're here today, to commemorate their loss."

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