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.

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

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

Members of the 29th Division 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

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

A lone re-enactor (there were hundreds in 2014) on Omaha Beach  the morning of 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

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

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