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Kentuckians Should Remember D-Day Heroes for Service, Sacrifice

flag-and-helmetFRANKFORT, Ky. (6/6/14) — Kentucky veterans of World War II and the Korean War will fly to Washington, D.C., Friday, June 6, the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

Honor Flight Bluegrass takes the veterans on the one-day trip at no cost to the veterans, to honor their service and sacrifice.

The 82 veterans, including five who participated in the D-Day invasion, will visit the World War II Memorial, as well as the Korean War Memorial and other federal monuments. There they can visit and reflect on their service, sacrifices and memories.

“I encourage all Kentuckians to pause Friday to remember what happened 70 years ago, on D-Day, and reflect on the courage and determination shown by Allied troops on that day,” Gov. Steve Beshear said.

Few Kentuckians, veteran or civilian, today remember that on June 5, 1944, an Allied victory over Nazi Germany in Europe was far from assured. The invasion itself was terribly risky, made more so by storms over the English Channel as planes and ships departed England for Normandy. The number of Allied and American casualties in the four days of desperate fighting exceeds 6,000 – 2,500 of those on June 6. The D-Day invasion of Normandy remains one of the greatest military victories in American history, if not world history. It turned the tide of war in Europe and put Germany on the defensive.

More than 300,000 Kentuckians served in World War II, and almost 7,000 died.

Those who would like to thank some of Kentucky’s D-Day and World War II veterans can do so at a Welcome Home Ceremony for the Honor Flight at approximately 9:30 p.m. EDT Friday on the upper level of Louisville International Airport.

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