SAN ANTONIO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — More than 50 World War II veterans who were not able to attend overseas events marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day were honored in Texas.

A ceremony was held Tuesday at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. Officials say several veterans at the event, sponsored by Gold Star Families Survivor Outreach Services, are more than 100 years old.

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Organizers say the veterans were unable to fly to France in June for the 75th anniversary of D-Day , the operation that marked the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.

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Many of the veterans honored Tuesday wore red, white or blue clothing. A number sported hats proudly proclaiming their WWII service or wore U.S. flag pins.

 

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