DENVER (CBS4) – Twenty World War II veterans were honored in Denver on Wednesday during a D-Day ceremony.

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They came together at the LCW Post 1 near Interstate 25 and Yale Avenue — which is regarded as the oldest American Legion post in Colorado.

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Organizers held a “5 Hat Ceremony” honoring all service branches along with a French-themed lunch.

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More than 130,000 soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy, France 74 years ago this week. It is one the greatest amphibious and air invasion ever attempted in wartime.

Operation Overlord (The Normandy Landings): D-Day 6 June 1944, The British 2nd Army: second-wave troops of 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade, probably Highland Light Infantry of Canada, disembarking with bicycles from LCI(L)s (Landing Craft Infantry Large) onto ‘Nan White’ Beach, JUNO Area at Bernieres-sur-Mer, shortly before midday on 6 June 1944. (Photo by Canadian Official Photographer/ IWM via Getty Images)

D-Day, June 6, 1944, marked the start of French liberation from Nazi tyranny.

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