World War II Veterans Return to Utah Beach to Commemorate D-Day

From an AP story by Sylvie Corbet and Jeffrey Schaeffer headlined “WWII veterans return to Utah Beach to commemorate D-Day”:

ON UTAH BEACH, France — Looking at the vastness of Utah Beach, its sand blowing in strong wind and bright sunshine, made Robert Gibson’s memory of D-Day even more vivid.

“It was tough,” the 99-year-old veteran said of the moment when he landed there on June 6, 1944 alongside more than 150,000 other Allied troops.

Gibson was among dozens of World War II veterans, mostly Americans and British, who traveled to Normandy this week to mark the 79th anniversary of D-Day, commemorating the decisive assault that led to the liberation of France and Western Europe from Nazi control.