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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW) – CBS 11 will broadcast a 30-minute special to chronicle the experiences of more than a dozen North Texas World War II veterans who recently visited Normandy, France and Bastogne, Belgium (site […]
Those attending the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy on Friday will be on hallowed ground, surrounded by the headstones of those who, unfortunately, did not return.
As we walked down toward Omaha beach, there weren’t many words. Just ahead, the cold, imposing body of water looks no different than it did 70 years ago, our men tell me.
I have been here three times now. I still cannot walk into the American Cemetery in Colleville Sur Mer without my eyes watering. It is stunning, sobering, moving.
“The War Is Over” There aren’t many people who can say they heard those words, before the rest of the world. But one of our North Texas D-Day veterans on our trip did. As we […]
Everywhere we go, every person our D-Day heroes have spoken to, the words “thank you” are ever-present. If you’ve never been here, it’s hard to understand the sincere gratitude that exists in this part of the world.
It was a short winding ride through the north side of Bastogne, to reach the former home of the 101st Airborne today. The Battle of the Bulge base of operations for the screaming eagles, and housing, that now stands frozen in time.
We’re eight hours from landing in France. We’re a lifetime from the war we’re going to remember. But looking at their faces as I walk the aisle of the airplane, I know it will all soon come back.
In this report: There was a woman who traveled with our eight veterans back to Normandy, and she has a connection to WW II that these men had to see for themselves. Most had not met Peggy Harris before this trip, but now they’ll never forget her or her story.
During the ceremony on June 6 at Pointe du Hoc, Major Earl Tweed was approached by a man in a blue jacket who only spoke French, but wore an American flag tie.
At 0630, the sun was shining brightly, first time this week. Almost an omen, to say our men deserved a glorious day, to remember, reflect, and to celebrate themselves, and the lives lost.
Today we traveled from Caen, to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, home to the museum for the United States Airborne troops from WW2.