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The Baltimore Sun

The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy

UTAH BEACH, FRANCE - JUNE 05: A paratrooper bearing the U.S. flag lands during a paratroop jump on June 5, 2014 at Utah Beach, France. Friday the 6th of June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings that saw 156,000 troops from the Allied countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States, join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 496136281 Sean Gallup / Getty Images