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Charles Shay memorial ceremony at Omaha Beach, France
The Charles Shay memorial turtle statue rests on Omaha beach in the Normady region of France. The Charles Shay memorial ceremony was held the morning of June 5 More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dommnique Washington, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.

Photo by: Sgt. Dommnique Washington |  VIRIN: 190605-A-OH153-021.JPG