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Remembering D-Day

<p>France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy arrive by helicopter in Colleville-sur-Mer to attend the D-Day celebrations marking the 65th anniversary of the allied landings in France June 6, 2009.   REUTERS/Eric Feferberg/Pool</p>

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy arrive by helicopter in Colleville-sur-Mer to attend the D-Day celebrations marking the 65th anniversary of the allied landings in France June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Eric...more

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy arrive by helicopter in Colleville-sur-Mer to attend the D-Day celebrations marking the 65th anniversary of the allied landings in France June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Feferberg/Pool

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<p>President Barack Obama, Britain's Prince Charles, Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy arrive at the Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery to attend a ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy June 6, 2009.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer</p>

President Barack Obama, Britain's Prince Charles, Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy arrive at the Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery to attend a ceremony marking the 65th...more

President Barack Obama, Britain's Prince Charles, Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy arrive at the Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery to attend a ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

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<p>President Barack Obama (C) salutes as he arrives at Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery for a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2009.  REUTERS/Eric Feferberg/Pool </p>

President Barack Obama (C) salutes as he arrives at Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery for a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Feferberg/Pool

President Barack Obama (C) salutes as he arrives at Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery for a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Feferberg/Pool

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<p>President Barack Obama salutes World War II veterans Clyde Combs (L) of Houston, Texas, and Ben Franklin (C), of Knoxville, Tennessee, during the 65th anniversary of D-Day while at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2009.   REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

President Barack Obama salutes World War II veterans Clyde Combs (L) of Houston, Texas, and Ben Franklin (C), of Knoxville, Tennessee, during the 65th anniversary of D-Day while at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer,...more

President Barack Obama salutes World War II veterans Clyde Combs (L) of Houston, Texas, and Ben Franklin (C), of Knoxville, Tennessee, during the 65th anniversary of D-Day while at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) presents the Legion of Honour medal to British WW2 war veteran Jack Woods (2nd L) at ceremonies commemorating the 65th anniversary of the allied landings at the U.S. war cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, June 6, 2009.   REUTERS/Mal Langsdon</p>

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) presents the Legion of Honour medal to British WW2 war veteran Jack Woods (2nd L) at ceremonies commemorating the 65th anniversary of the allied landings at the U.S. war cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, June 6,...more

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) presents the Legion of Honour medal to British WW2 war veteran Jack Woods (2nd L) at ceremonies commemorating the 65th anniversary of the allied landings at the U.S. war cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

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<p>First lady Michelle Obama (L) shakes hands with a soldier during D-Day celebrations marking the 65th anniversary of the June allied landings in France, in Colleville-sur-Mer June 6, 2009.   REUTERS/Eric Feferberg/Pool</p>

First lady Michelle Obama (L) shakes hands with a soldier during D-Day celebrations marking the 65th anniversary of the June allied landings in France, in Colleville-sur-Mer June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Feferberg/Pool

First lady Michelle Obama (L) shakes hands with a soldier during D-Day celebrations marking the 65th anniversary of the June allied landings in France, in Colleville-sur-Mer June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Feferberg/Pool

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<p>President Barack Obama speaks during the 65th anniversary of D-Day while at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, taken on June 6, 2009.  REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

President Barack Obama speaks during the 65th anniversary of D-Day while at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, taken on June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

President Barack Obama speaks during the 65th anniversary of D-Day while at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, taken on June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>President Barack Obama attends a D-Day commemoration at the U.S. military cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer June 6, 2009. At right is Prince Charles.  REUTERS/Chris Helgren</p>

President Barack Obama attends a D-Day commemoration at the U.S. military cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer June 6, 2009. At right is Prince Charles. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

President Barack Obama attends a D-Day commemoration at the U.S. military cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer June 6, 2009. At right is Prince Charles. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>A U.S. war veteran puts his head in his hands during a D-Day commemoration ceremony at the U.S. military cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer June 6, 2009.    REUTERS/Chris Helgren</p>

A U.S. war veteran puts his head in his hands during a D-Day commemoration ceremony at the U.S. military cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

A U.S. war veteran puts his head in his hands during a D-Day commemoration ceremony at the U.S. military cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>First Lady Michelle Obama (L) and France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (R) meet with WWII veterans as they attend a ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the allied landings at the US war cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, June 6, 2009.   REUTERS/Mal Langsdon</p>

First Lady Michelle Obama (L) and France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (R) meet with WWII veterans as they attend a ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the allied landings at the US war cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, June 6, 2009. ...more

First Lady Michelle Obama (L) and France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (R) meet with WWII veterans as they attend a ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the allied landings at the US war cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

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<p>First Lady Michelle Obama (L) and France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy speak with WW2 veterans and their families as they attend a ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the allied landings at the U.S. war cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, June 6, 2009.  REUTERS/Mal Langsdon</p>

First Lady Michelle Obama (L) and France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy speak with WW2 veterans and their families as they attend a ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the allied landings at the U.S. war cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, June 6,...more

First Lady Michelle Obama (L) and France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy speak with WW2 veterans and their families as they attend a ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the allied landings at the U.S. war cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

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<p>France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (C) and first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy walk in Colleville-sur-Mer during celebrations marking the 65th anniversary of D-Day landings in France June 6, 2009.   REUTERS/Eric Feferberg/Pool</p>

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (C) and first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy walk in Colleville-sur-Mer during celebrations marking the 65th anniversary of D-Day landings in France June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Feferberg/Pool

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (C) and first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy walk in Colleville-sur-Mer during celebrations marking the 65th anniversary of D-Day landings in France June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Feferberg/Pool

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<p>Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R) walks with Canadian Normandy campaign veteran Sam Garnet, 85, of Toronto after a D-Day commemoration at the Juno Beach Centre museum in Courseulle-sur-Mer June 6, 2009.  REUTERS/Chris Helgren</p>

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R) walks with Canadian Normandy campaign veteran Sam Garnet, 85, of Toronto after a D-Day commemoration at the Juno Beach Centre museum in Courseulle-sur-Mer June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R) walks with Canadian Normandy campaign veteran Sam Garnet, 85, of Toronto after a D-Day commemoration at the Juno Beach Centre museum in Courseulle-sur-Mer June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>A general view of Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, is seen during the 65th anniversary of D-Day at Normandy, June 6, 2009.  REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

A general view of Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, is seen during the 65th anniversary of D-Day at Normandy, June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

A general view of Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, is seen during the 65th anniversary of D-Day at Normandy, June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>U.S. 101st Airborne Division veteran Ralph K. Manley pays respects as he kneels in front of a grave-marking at the Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery, prior to a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, June 6, 2009.   REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer</p>

U.S. 101st Airborne Division veteran Ralph K. Manley pays respects as he kneels in front of a grave-marking at the Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery, prior to a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, June 6, 2009. ...more

U.S. 101st Airborne Division veteran Ralph K. Manley pays respects as he kneels in front of a grave-marking at the Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery, prior to a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

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<p>Canadian veteran of the Normandy D-Day invasion Windsor Macdonald, 84, of Moncton, N.B., visits for the first time the grave of his brother 65 years after he was killed, at the Canadian war cemetery in Beny-sur-Mer June 5, 2009. Windsor's brother Alwyn Macdonald, a private with the of the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, was killed July 22, 1944 at the age of 29.   REUTERS/Chris Helgren</p>

Canadian veteran of the Normandy D-Day invasion Windsor Macdonald, 84, of Moncton, N.B., visits for the first time the grave of his brother 65 years after he was killed, at the Canadian war cemetery in Beny-sur-Mer June 5, 2009. Windsor's brother...more

Canadian veteran of the Normandy D-Day invasion Windsor Macdonald, 84, of Moncton, N.B., visits for the first time the grave of his brother 65 years after he was killed, at the Canadian war cemetery in Beny-sur-Mer June 5, 2009. Windsor's brother Alwyn Macdonald, a private with the of the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, was killed July 22, 1944 at the age of 29. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>Sam Worthington, a Canadian veteran of the Normandy invasion from Kimberly, B.C. and who now lives in Sand Point, Idaho, attends a ceremony at the Royal Winnipeg Rifles monument on "Juno Beach" in Courseulles-sur-Mer June 5, 2009.   REUTERS/Chris Helgren</p>

Sam Worthington, a Canadian veteran of the Normandy invasion from Kimberly, B.C. and who now lives in Sand Point, Idaho, attends a ceremony at the Royal Winnipeg Rifles monument on "Juno Beach" in Courseulles-sur-Mer June 5, 2009. REUTERS/Chris...more

Sam Worthington, a Canadian veteran of the Normandy invasion from Kimberly, B.C. and who now lives in Sand Point, Idaho, attends a ceremony at the Royal Winnipeg Rifles monument on "Juno Beach" in Courseulles-sur-Mer June 5, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>Canadian navy veteran of the Normandy D-Day invasion Harold Tilley of Ottawa stands at attention as national anthems are played during a ceremony on "Juno Beach" in Bernieres-sur-Mer June 5, 2009.   REUTERS/Chris Helgren</p>

Canadian navy veteran of the Normandy D-Day invasion Harold Tilley of Ottawa stands at attention as national anthems are played during a ceremony on "Juno Beach" in Bernieres-sur-Mer June 5, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Canadian navy veteran of the Normandy D-Day invasion Harold Tilley of Ottawa stands at attention as national anthems are played during a ceremony on "Juno Beach" in Bernieres-sur-Mer June 5, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>German World War Two veteran Karl-Heinz Mayer (R) meets U.S. World War Two veteran Alvin Henderson of 101 Airbone Division as they attend a remembrance ceremony at a German cemetery in La Cambe on the Normandy coast June 5, 2009.    REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol</p>

German World War Two veteran Karl-Heinz Mayer (R) meets U.S. World War Two veteran Alvin Henderson of 101 Airbone Division as they attend a remembrance ceremony at a German cemetery in La Cambe on the Normandy coast June 5, 2009. REUTERS/Pascal...more

German World War Two veteran Karl-Heinz Mayer (R) meets U.S. World War Two veteran Alvin Henderson of 101 Airbone Division as they attend a remembrance ceremony at a German cemetery in La Cambe on the Normandy coast June 5, 2009. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>French and German soldiers carry flowers during a remembrance ceremony at the German cemetery in La Cambe on the Normandy coast June 5, 2009.   REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol</p>

French and German soldiers carry flowers during a remembrance ceremony at the German cemetery in La Cambe on the Normandy coast June 5, 2009. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

French and German soldiers carry flowers during a remembrance ceremony at the German cemetery in La Cambe on the Normandy coast June 5, 2009. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>Canadian veteran of the Normandy D-Day invasion Phil Cockburn (L) of London, Ont. greets a French member of a colour guard at the Canadian war cemetery in Beny-sur-Mer June 5, 2009.    REUTERS/Chris Helgren</p>

Canadian veteran of the Normandy D-Day invasion Phil Cockburn (L) of London, Ont. greets a French member of a colour guard at the Canadian war cemetery in Beny-sur-Mer June 5, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Canadian veteran of the Normandy D-Day invasion Phil Cockburn (L) of London, Ont. greets a French member of a colour guard at the Canadian war cemetery in Beny-sur-Mer June 5, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>Bound for Normandy U.S. Army troops are seen on board a Coast Guard-manned LCI (L), the night of June 5, 1944, the day before D-Day.  REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout</p>

Bound for Normandy U.S. Army troops are seen on board a Coast Guard-manned LCI (L), the night of June 5, 1944, the day before D-Day. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout

Bound for Normandy U.S. Army troops are seen on board a Coast Guard-manned LCI (L), the night of June 5, 1944, the day before D-Day. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout

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<p>The Coast Guard LCI(L)-85, battered by enemy fire after approaching Omaha Beach, prepares to evacuate the troops to the U.S.S. Samuel Chase. She sank shortly after this photograph was taken. The LCI (L)-85 was one of four Coast Guard LCI's that were destroyed on D-Day.   REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout</p>

The Coast Guard LCI(L)-85, battered by enemy fire after approaching Omaha Beach, prepares to evacuate the troops to the U.S.S. Samuel Chase. She sank shortly after this photograph was taken. The LCI (L)-85 was one of four Coast Guard LCI's that were...more

The Coast Guard LCI(L)-85, battered by enemy fire after approaching Omaha Beach, prepares to evacuate the troops to the U.S.S. Samuel Chase. She sank shortly after this photograph was taken. The LCI (L)-85 was one of four Coast Guard LCI's that were destroyed on D-Day. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout

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<p>British LCT's line the Normandy shore, each with a barrage balloon designed to discourage enemy air attack in this file photo taken sometime before D-Day invasion.   REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout</p>

British LCT's line the Normandy shore, each with a barrage balloon designed to discourage enemy air attack in this file photo taken sometime before D-Day invasion. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout

British LCT's line the Normandy shore, each with a barrage balloon designed to discourage enemy air attack in this file photo taken sometime before D-Day invasion. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout

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<p>Normandy invasion veteran Corporal Jim Baker, a former British Royal Marine of 544 Assault, views the waterfront in Bernieres-sur-Mer, June 4, 2009. Baker, of Blackpool, England, led men of the Canadian army's La Regiment de la Chaudiere on D-Day 65 years ago to the spot now known as Queen's Own Rifles House.  REUTERS/Chris Helgren</p>

Normandy invasion veteran Corporal Jim Baker, a former British Royal Marine of 544 Assault, views the waterfront in Bernieres-sur-Mer, June 4, 2009. Baker, of Blackpool, England, led men of the Canadian army's La Regiment de la Chaudiere on D-Day 65...more

Normandy invasion veteran Corporal Jim Baker, a former British Royal Marine of 544 Assault, views the waterfront in Bernieres-sur-Mer, June 4, 2009. Baker, of Blackpool, England, led men of the Canadian army's La Regiment de la Chaudiere on D-Day 65 years ago to the spot now known as Queen's Own Rifles House. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>History enthusiasts drive a vintage jeep during a re-enactment of D-Day landings in Arromanches, on the Normandy coast June 4, 2009.     REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol</p>

History enthusiasts drive a vintage jeep during a re-enactment of D-Day landings in Arromanches, on the Normandy coast June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

History enthusiasts drive a vintage jeep during a re-enactment of D-Day landings in Arromanches, on the Normandy coast June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>Normandy invasion veteran Corporal Jim Baker, a former British Royal Marine of 544 Assault, sits on the waterfront in Bernieres-sur-Mer June 4, 2009.   REUTERS/Chris Helgren</p>

Normandy invasion veteran Corporal Jim Baker, a former British Royal Marine of 544 Assault, sits on the waterfront in Bernieres-sur-Mer June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Normandy invasion veteran Corporal Jim Baker, a former British Royal Marine of 544 Assault, sits on the waterfront in Bernieres-sur-Mer June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>Normandy invasion veteran Corporal Jim Baker, a former British Royal Marine of 544 Assault, holds the Distinguished Service Medal that was pinned on him by King George VI in 1944, on the waterfront in Bernieres-sur-Mer, June 4, 2009.   REUTERS/Chris Helgren</p>

Normandy invasion veteran Corporal Jim Baker, a former British Royal Marine of 544 Assault, holds the Distinguished Service Medal that was pinned on him by King George VI in 1944, on the waterfront in Bernieres-sur-Mer, June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Chris...more

Normandy invasion veteran Corporal Jim Baker, a former British Royal Marine of 544 Assault, holds the Distinguished Service Medal that was pinned on him by King George VI in 1944, on the waterfront in Bernieres-sur-Mer, June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>U.S. World War II war veteran William Tritt, 86, of the 82nd Airborne 508 PIR originally from Pennsylvania holds the folded "Stars and Stripes" as "Taps" was played at a flag-lowering ceremony at the U.S. war cemetery at Coleville-sur-Mer overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy, June 4, 2009.    REUTERS/Mal Langsdon</p>

U.S. World War II war veteran William Tritt, 86, of the 82nd Airborne 508 PIR originally from Pennsylvania holds the folded "Stars and Stripes" as "Taps" was played at a flag-lowering ceremony at the U.S. war cemetery at Coleville-sur-Mer overlooking...more

U.S. World War II war veteran William Tritt, 86, of the 82nd Airborne 508 PIR originally from Pennsylvania holds the folded "Stars and Stripes" as "Taps" was played at a flag-lowering ceremony at the U.S. war cemetery at Coleville-sur-Mer overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy, June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

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<p>Members of an American landing party lend helping hands to others whose landing craft was sunk by enemy action off the coast of France in this file photo from June 6, 2004. These survivors in the photo reached Utah Beach, near Cherbourg, by using a life raft.    REUTERS/U.S. Army/Handout</p>

Members of an American landing party lend helping hands to others whose landing craft was sunk by enemy action off the coast of France in this file photo from June 6, 2004. These survivors in the photo reached Utah Beach, near Cherbourg, by using a...more

Members of an American landing party lend helping hands to others whose landing craft was sunk by enemy action off the coast of France in this file photo from June 6, 2004. These survivors in the photo reached Utah Beach, near Cherbourg, by using a life raft. REUTERS/U.S. Army/Handout

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<p>American assault troops of the 16th Infantry Regiment, injured while storming Omaha Beach, wait for the Chalk Cliffs for evacuation to a field hospital for further medical treatment in this photo taken at Collville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, June 6, 1944.    REUTERS/Handout/Files</p>

American assault troops of the 16th Infantry Regiment, injured while storming Omaha Beach, wait for the Chalk Cliffs for evacuation to a field hospital for further medical treatment in this photo taken at Collville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, June 6,...more

American assault troops of the 16th Infantry Regiment, injured while storming Omaha Beach, wait for the Chalk Cliffs for evacuation to a field hospital for further medical treatment in this photo taken at Collville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, June 6, 1944. REUTERS/Handout/Files

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<p>Omaha Beach secured after D-Day, 1944.    REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout</p>

Omaha Beach secured after D-Day, 1944. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout

Omaha Beach secured after D-Day, 1944. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout

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<p>A local resident in Arromanches fixes small flags during preparations for the 65th anniversary of the Allied D-Day landings on the Normandy beaches, June 4, 2009.   REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol</p>

A local resident in Arromanches fixes small flags during preparations for the 65th anniversary of the Allied D-Day landings on the Normandy beaches, June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A local resident in Arromanches fixes small flags during preparations for the 65th anniversary of the Allied D-Day landings on the Normandy beaches, June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>U.S. World War II war veteran Bob Lowry (R) of the C Company 116th Infantry Regiment joins others in lowering the "Stars and Stripes" as "Taps" was played at the U.S. war cemetery at Coleville-sur-Mer overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy, June 4, 2009.   REUTERS/Mal Langsdon</p>

U.S. World War II war veteran Bob Lowry (R) of the C Company 116th Infantry Regiment joins others in lowering the "Stars and Stripes" as "Taps" was played at the U.S. war cemetery at Coleville-sur-Mer overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy, June 4,...more

U.S. World War II war veteran Bob Lowry (R) of the C Company 116th Infantry Regiment joins others in lowering the "Stars and Stripes" as "Taps" was played at the U.S. war cemetery at Coleville-sur-Mer overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy, June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

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<p>U.S. World War II war veteran Arden Earll of the H Company 116th infantry regiment salutes as he attends a flag lowering ceremony at the US war cemetery in Coleville-sur-Mer overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy June 4, 2009.    REUTERS/Mal Langsdon</p>

U.S. World War II war veteran Arden Earll of the H Company 116th infantry regiment salutes as he attends a flag lowering ceremony at the US war cemetery in Coleville-sur-Mer overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon more

U.S. World War II war veteran Arden Earll of the H Company 116th infantry regiment salutes as he attends a flag lowering ceremony at the US war cemetery in Coleville-sur-Mer overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

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<p>US World War II veterans take part in a ceremony at the American war cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer June 4, 2009.   REUTERS/Mal Langsdon</p>

US World War II veterans take part in a ceremony at the American war cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

US World War II veterans take part in a ceremony at the American war cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

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<p>US World War II war veteran Arden Earll of the H Company 116th infantry regiment is assisted by US soldiers as he attends a flag lowering ceremony at the US war cemetery at Coleville-sur-Mer overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy June 4, 2009.   REUTERS/Mal Langsdon</p>

US World War II war veteran Arden Earll of the H Company 116th infantry regiment is assisted by US soldiers as he attends a flag lowering ceremony at the US war cemetery at Coleville-sur-Mer overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy June 4, 2009. ...more

US World War II war veteran Arden Earll of the H Company 116th infantry regiment is assisted by US soldiers as he attends a flag lowering ceremony at the US war cemetery at Coleville-sur-Mer overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

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<p>A Coast Guard Combat Photographer came upon this monument to a dead American soldier somewhere on the shell-blasted shore of Normandy, in this June 1944 file photo.   REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout</p>

A Coast Guard Combat Photographer came upon this monument to a dead American soldier somewhere on the shell-blasted shore of Normandy, in this June 1944 file photo. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout

A Coast Guard Combat Photographer came upon this monument to a dead American soldier somewhere on the shell-blasted shore of Normandy, in this June 1944 file photo. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout

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<p>Crossed rifles in the sand are a comrade's tribute to this American soldier who sprang ashore from a landing barge and died at the barricades of Western Europe in this 1944 file photo.    REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout </p>

Crossed rifles in the sand are a comrade's tribute to this American soldier who sprang ashore from a landing barge and died at the barricades of Western Europe in this 1944 file photo. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout

Crossed rifles in the sand are a comrade's tribute to this American soldier who sprang ashore from a landing barge and died at the barricades of Western Europe in this 1944 file photo. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout

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<p>Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the order of the Day, "Full victory-nothing else" to paratroopers in England, just before they board their airplanes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the continent of Europe in this file photo from June 6, 1944.   REUTERS/Handout/Files</p>

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the order of the Day, "Full victory-nothing else" to paratroopers in England, just before they board their airplanes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the continent of Europe in this file photo...more

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the order of the Day, "Full victory-nothing else" to paratroopers in England, just before they board their airplanes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the continent of Europe in this file photo from June 6, 1944. REUTERS/Handout/Files

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<p>A metal sculpture of a naval ship is seen on the beach near the Canadian-run Juno Beach Centre museum in Courseulles-sur-Mer June 4, 2009.   REUTERS/Chris Helgren</p>

A metal sculpture of a naval ship is seen on the beach near the Canadian-run Juno Beach Centre museum in Courseulles-sur-Mer June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

A metal sculpture of a naval ship is seen on the beach near the Canadian-run Juno Beach Centre museum in Courseulles-sur-Mer June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>Canadian veterans of the Normandy invasion pose for photos before a dinner hosted at a former abbey in St-Ouen-le-Pin June 4, 2009.   REUTERS/Chris Helgren</p>

Canadian veterans of the Normandy invasion pose for photos before a dinner hosted at a former abbey in St-Ouen-le-Pin June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Canadian veterans of the Normandy invasion pose for photos before a dinner hosted at a former abbey in St-Ouen-le-Pin June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>Canadian veterans of the Normandy invasion make a toast during a dinner hosted at a former abbey in St-Ouen-le-Pin June 4, 2009.   REUTERS/Chris Helgren</p>

Canadian veterans of the Normandy invasion make a toast during a dinner hosted at a former abbey in St-Ouen-le-Pin June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Canadian veterans of the Normandy invasion make a toast during a dinner hosted at a former abbey in St-Ouen-le-Pin June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>British members of the Normandy Veterans Association view a film on the 1944 D-Day invasion in the Canadian-run Juno Beach Centre museum in Courseulles-sur-Mer June 4, 2009.   REUTERS/Chris Helgren</p>

British members of the Normandy Veterans Association view a film on the 1944 D-Day invasion in the Canadian-run Juno Beach Centre museum in Courseulles-sur-Mer June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

British members of the Normandy Veterans Association view a film on the 1944 D-Day invasion in the Canadian-run Juno Beach Centre museum in Courseulles-sur-Mer June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>A government recruiting poster that reads in French "Let's go, Canadians" hangs in the Canadian-run Juno Beach Centre museum in Courseulles-sur-Mer June 4, 2009.    REUTERS/Public Archives Canada/Handout</p>

A government recruiting poster that reads in French "Let's go, Canadians" hangs in the Canadian-run Juno Beach Centre museum in Courseulles-sur-Mer June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Public Archives Canada/Handout

A government recruiting poster that reads in French "Let's go, Canadians" hangs in the Canadian-run Juno Beach Centre museum in Courseulles-sur-Mer June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Public Archives Canada/Handout

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<p>A war veteran (R) visits the gift shop in the Canadian-run Juno Beach Centre museum in Courseulles-sur-Mer, France June 4, 2009.   REUTERS/Chris Helgren</p>

A war veteran (R) visits the gift shop in the Canadian-run Juno Beach Centre museum in Courseulles-sur-Mer, France June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

A war veteran (R) visits the gift shop in the Canadian-run Juno Beach Centre museum in Courseulles-sur-Mer, France June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>Canadian troops wade ashore after landing in the D-Day invasion at Bernieres-sur-Mer in this June 6, 1944 handout photo. The building now known as Queen's Own Rifles House is at left.   REUTERS/Public Archives Canada/Handout</p>

Canadian troops wade ashore after landing in the D-Day invasion at Bernieres-sur-Mer in this June 6, 1944 handout photo. The building now known as Queen's Own Rifles House is at left. REUTERS/Public Archives Canada/Handout

Canadian troops wade ashore after landing in the D-Day invasion at Bernieres-sur-Mer in this June 6, 1944 handout photo. The building now known as Queen's Own Rifles House is at left. REUTERS/Public Archives Canada/Handout

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<p>A crashed U.S. fighter plane is seen on the waterfront in Bernieres-sur-Mer, France some time after the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944.   REUTERS/Public Archives Canada/Handout</p>

A crashed U.S. fighter plane is seen on the waterfront in Bernieres-sur-Mer, France some time after the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944. REUTERS/Public Archives Canada/Handout

A crashed U.S. fighter plane is seen on the waterfront in Bernieres-sur-Mer, France some time after the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944. REUTERS/Public Archives Canada/Handout

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<p>German World War Two veteran Karl-Heinz Mayer, 84, attends a remembrance ceremony at a German cemetery in La Cambe on the Normandy coast June 5, 2009. Mayer who was injured in June 1944 between Utah and Omaha beach was rescued by U.S. soldiers.   REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol</p>

German World War Two veteran Karl-Heinz Mayer, 84, attends a remembrance ceremony at a German cemetery in La Cambe on the Normandy coast June 5, 2009. Mayer who was injured in June 1944 between Utah and Omaha beach was rescued by U.S. soldiers. ...more

German World War Two veteran Karl-Heinz Mayer, 84, attends a remembrance ceremony at a German cemetery in La Cambe on the Normandy coast June 5, 2009. Mayer who was injured in June 1944 between Utah and Omaha beach was rescued by U.S. soldiers. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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