Conn and Long Island WWII veterans honored on D-Day

Jun 6, 2014

An onlooker waves an American flag as World War II military vehicles are displayed on the beach of Arromanches, France, Friday, June 6, 2014, as part of D-Day commemorations. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy, northern France, on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the World War II D-Day landings.
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Political leaders and veterans gathered in Normandy Friday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion there. U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut was part of the U.S. Congressional delegation. DeLauro says one of the most moving experiences was meeting U.S. veterans who were there, including Joseph Myjack  of Hamden, Connecticut. On Friday, Myjack recalled his experience 70 years ago.

US Senator Richard Blumenthal presents an American flag to William Finch Snr. at a ceremony. His son Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch (on left), his grandson and his great grandson look on.
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Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayor Bill Finch’s 88 year old father was one of about a dozen World War Two veterans honored at a D-Day commemoration in the city on Friday. US Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut presented the survivors of the Normandy landing with American flags.

Suffolk County officials and veterans at the Suffolk County Police Department's headquarters in Yaphank. Baldassare Gebbia, wearing a green jacket, is pictured in the middle of the photo.
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The Suffolk County Police Department honored veterans Friday at their headquarters for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.  Six D-Day veterans were given proclamations for their service and heroism.