Normandy landings

President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremony where Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will present a 48-star flag flown on a U.S. Naval vessel during the D-Day invasion, in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Washington. The flag will be given to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The vessel was control vessel Landing Craft, Control 60 (LCC 60). (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 18, 2019 - 12:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Dutch collector is at the White House presenting the United States with an American flag flown on the stern of a boat during the World War II D-Day landing on Utah Beach. The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History says a hole right through the middle of the tattered...
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This undated photo provided by Woodson family shows Cpl. Waverly B. Woodson Jr. A new push is under way to posthumously award Woodson Jr.the Medal of Honor for his bravery on D-Day. Woodson Jr. was an army medic assigned to the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion. The battalion’s job was to set up explosive-rigged balloons to deter German planes. At a time when the military was still segregated by race, the balloon battalion was the only African American combat unit to land on Normandy on June 6, 1944. (Woodson family via AP)
July 04, 2019 - 6:15 am
The Congressional Black Caucus is pushing to posthumously award an African American soldier the Medal of Honor for his bravery on D-Day. Cpl. Waverly B. Woodson Jr. was an Army medic assigned to the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion. The battalion's job was to set up explosive-rigged balloons to...
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July 03, 2019 - 2:13 pm
A new push is underway to posthumously award an African American soldier the Medal of Honor for his bravery on D-Day. Cpl. Waverly B. Woodson Jr. was an army medic assigned to the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion. The battalion's job was to set up explosive-rigged balloons to deter German planes. At...
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San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy high fives Steven Duggar (6) after an interleague baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles , Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Baltimore. The Giants beat the Orioles 8-1. (AP Photo/Tommy Gilligan)
June 06, 2019 - 11:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The 75th anniversary of D-Day held special meaning for San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy. The son of an Army veteran who served during World War II, Bochy had an uncle who was part of the Allied invasion forces in Normandy on June 6, 1944. "He was in the Army, he hit the...
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Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel attends the D-day 75 Commemorations Wednesday June 5, 2019, in Portsmouth, England. Commemoration events are marking the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings when Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in northern France during World War II. (Chris Jackson/Pool via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 10:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — When Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked the Allies for the D-Day invasion and the "liberation" of Germany in World War II, she might have raised some eyebrows internationally. To those at home, the statement was unremarkable. There's no denying that the machine guns and howitzers firing...
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Journalists watch a TV broadcast of a meeting of Russian president Vladimir Putin with heads of news agencies at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 06, 2019 - 6:15 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Latest on comments Thursday by Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wasn't offended by that Britain did not invite him to ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Speaking...
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President Donald Trump participates in a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the American Normandy cemetery, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 06, 2019 - 3:35 am
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday lauded the heroism of American and Allied service members who participated in the D-Day invasion that changed the fortunes of World War II, saying they "are among the very greatest Americans who will ever live." Trump joined with...
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President Donald Trump speaks before he departs Shannon Airport, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 06, 2019 - 12:56 am
LIMERICK, Ireland (AP) — The Latest on Trump attending D-Day commemorations (all times local): 8:55 a.m. President Donald Trump will tell those commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day on Thursday that American and allied forces who stormed the beaches of Normandy "won back this ground for...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron winks to members of the media during his meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. Trump and Macron enjoy putting on a show of exaggerated handshakes, kisses and taps on the back, but they disagree on key issues, including climate change, Iran and world trade. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
June 05, 2019 - 11:19 pm
CAEN, France (AP) — France wants the D-Day commemoration to showcase its long friendship with the United States. But relations are strained as President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron prepare to meet on the sidelines of the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy...
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World War II reenactors stand on Omaha Beach, in Normandy, France, at dawn on Thursday, June 6, 2019 during commemorations of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
June 05, 2019 - 10:59 pm
OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — The Latest on the 75th anniversary of D-Day (all times local): 7:55 a.m. Many people commemorating D-Day's 75th anniversary worry that the sacrifices of the pivotal World War II invasion are being forgotten. And that's why they gathered at dawn Thursday all along Normandy...
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