Vets, visitors flock to Normandy to remember D-Day

Paul Clifford, 70, from Boston MA, USA, places

Paul Clifford, 70, from Boston MA, USA, places flowers on the grave of Walter J. Gunther Jr, the uncle of his best friend, in the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, in Colleville sur Mer, France, Wednesday June 4, 2014. World leaders and veterans prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion this week in Normandy. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) (Credit: AP)

(AP) -- Ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day are drawing thousands of visitors to the cemeteries, beaches and stone-walled villages of Normandy this week, including some of the few remaining survivors of the largest sea-borne invasion ever mounted.

World leaders and dignitaries including President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II will gather to honor the more than 150,000...

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