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In their own words: The story of D-Day as told by the veterans who lived it

Published: Friday, June 6 2014 12:47 a.m. MDT

Associated Press
The Veterans History Project was created by Congress in 2000 with the goal of collecting and preserving first-hand accounts of U.S. wars for the benefit of veterans, their families and future generations.

In honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day during World War II, here's a look at some of the memories of the D-Day invasion given by those who were there and preserved in the Veterans History Project collection, as well as links to the full stories of the veterans highlighted in this list.

Learn more about the project and explore its databases here

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