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Airborne Spirit Monument in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France
Ceremonial wreaths honoring allied airborne units who took part in Operation Overlord during June 1944 lay at the base of the Airborne Spirit Monument May 31 in Sainte-Mere- Eglise, France, in order to pay homage to the memory of the Americans who helped turn the tide of WWII.This year marks the 74th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 -- most commonly known as D-Day. An epic multinational amphibious and airborne operation, D-Day forged partnerships and reinforced transatlantic bonds that remain strong today. Overall, U.S. service members from 20 units in Europe and the U.S. will participate in events and ceremonies May 30-June 7, 2018, in almost 40 locations throughout the Normandy region of France as part of Joint Task Force Normandy 74.

Tags: DDay, DDay75
Photo by: Staff Sgt. Tamika Dillard |  VIRIN: 190317-A-TV238-028.JPG