D-Day+70 Years: hundreds of paratroopers jump at Ste Mere Eglise in tribute to the paratroopers of 1944

Whisky 7, a C47 which flew on the night of 5 June 1944, flies again over the Norman countryside

Members of the 29th Divisio gather at Dog/Red on Omaha beach, 0700, 70 years after D-Day to salute their fallen comrades

Fireworks on Omaha beach, 5 June 2014

A lone re-enactor (there were hundreds in 2014) on Omaha Beach  the morning of D-Day + 70 years

A group of English reenactors on Omaha Beach, D-Day+70 Years:

D-Day+70 Years: Omaha Beach salute to the veterans

Two men hug in recognition of D-Day+70 Years:

The 2014 D-Day+70 Years celebrations drew hundreds to the beaches

In 1994, on occasion of the 50th anniversary of D Day, Robert L Williams, 101st Airborne trooper, jumped with a bunch of former vets at Ste Mere Eglise. The sky behind is filled with chutes of active duty troops who jumped just after the vets did.

My first encounter with the D-Day Vets.  A young (in his 50s) veteran at a lunch, Omaha Beach, 1974 (30th Anniversary)

A small crew of Dutch re-enactors (there are hundreds of them), Omaha Beach, 0600h, D-Day + 60 years