On Sad Anniversary, Few to Mourn the D-Day Dead in Normandy

The 76th anniversary of D-Day will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping government leaders and elderly veterans away.

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SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER, France (AP) — At least the dead will always be there. All too many have been, for 76 years since that fateful June 6 on France’s Normandy beaches, when allied troops in 1944 turned the course of World War II and went on to defeat fascism in Europe in one of the most remarkable feats in military history. Forgotten they will never be. Revered, yes. But Saturday’s anniversary will be one of the loneliest…

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