‘It was a tremendous privilege’: Veterans gather for 77th commemoration of D-Day

D-Day was the largest seaborne invasion in history

Veterans gather for 77th commemoration of D-Day
Veterans gather for 77th commemoration of D-Day

Veterans and officials gathered Sunday for the 77th commemoration of D-Day.

On June 6, 1944, more than 150,000 allied troops participated in the largest seaborne invasion in history. Survivors of the invasion said they’re eternally honored to have served.

“When I was walking up that hill in World War II, I thought it was a tremendous privilege, and I’m grateful for the opportunity,” said Normandy Veteran Ash Rothlein. “Never give up, the American people will meet any challenge and win it.”

Watch our 11 p.m. newscast to hear from other officials about the everlasting legacy these soldiers left behind.


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