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D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemoration

Gen. Eisenhower addresses troops prior to the D-Day invasion

Gen. Eisenhower addresses troops prior to the D-Day invasion

Washington, DC
Saturday, June 7, 2014

Historian Craig Symonds joins the granddaughter of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the great-grandson of Franklin Roosevelt & representatives from the Allied Nations that took part in the Normandy campaign to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014 at 12:38pm (ET)

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