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Navy base in Va. commemorates D-Day invasion

Friday - 6/6/2014, 1:30pm  ET

BROCK VERGAKIS
Associated Press

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- The Navy commemorated the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion with an amphibious assault demonstration at a base in Virginia Beach.

Hundreds of sailors and Marines attended the ceremony on Friday at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. There were also several World War II veterans who were honored at the ceremony, which was held on a beach at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.

About a dozen military craft participated in a demonstration of what it looks like for the military to storm a beach in the modern era.

The base's commanding officer noted that the base was used to train some of the units that participated in the D-Day invasion.


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