Yaphank - (WALK) It was the beginning of the end for the Nazi in Europe, but the gratitude of freedom-loving people throughout world to allied forces who invaded Normandy, France on June 6, 1944 is unending.
On Friday June 6, 2014, six "D-Day" veterans who live in Suffolk County will be honored for their service 70 years ago. The local vets and all veterans of the battle, living and deceased, will be remembered during a service at Suffolk Police headquarters in Yaphank.
More than 4,000 allied forces were killed in the landing, among them an estimated 2,500 U.S. troops*.
The event organizers include members of the Suffolk County Police Department, the Suffolk County Police Veterans Association and the Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency.
The ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 6, at Suffolk Police HQ: 30 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank at 12:00 p.m.
*Portsmouth D-Day Museum