DENVER (CBS4) – Twenty World War II veterans were honored in Denver on Wednesday during a D-Day ceremony.
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.
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.
D-Day, June 6, 1944, marked the start of French liberation from Nazi tyranny.