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Local Event Honors World War II Vets On D-Day

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(WLNS) - 70 years ago today, June 6th 1944, Allied troops stormed the beach of Normandy.
 
They broke 
through Hitler's grip of France and ultimately went on to victory over Germany in World War II.

Now known as D-Day,  there are a shrinking number of veterans still alive who went on shore that day.

In mid-Michigan there are plans to honor not just D-Day veterans but all World War II soldiers.

The Gratiot County Department of Veterans Affairs is sponsoring the ceremony for vets.

Certificates of recognition will be given to World War II veterans in attendance.

Those who registered but are unable to make it will have theirs mailed to them.

It takes place at the St. Louis VFW in Gratiot County.

The guest of honor will be Army veteran Ronald Kanine who fought on Omaha Beach in Normandy 70 years ago today.

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