100-year-old WWII veteran gets married near D-Day beaches

CARENTAN-LES-MARAIS, France (AP) — Together, the collective age of the bride and groom was nearly 200 years old. But World War II veteran Harold Terens and his sweetheart Jeanne Swerlin proved that love is eternal by tying the knot on Saturday on the landing beaches in Normandy, France. Their respective ages – he is 100, … Read more

Parachute jump from WWII planes kicks off 80th anniversary of D-Day commemorations

Paratroopers rushed from World War II planes into the now peaceful Norman skies where war once raged, kicking off a week of ceremonies to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day. On Sunday, three C-47 transport planes, the workhorse of war, dropped three long chains of jumpers, their round chutes opening like mushrooms into the blue … Read more

World War II veterans travel to France to commemorate 80th anniversary of D-Day

More than 60 World War II veterans took off Friday from Dallas to France, where they will participate in ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day. The group ranges in age from 96 to 107, according to American Airlines, which first flew them to Paris. The flight is one among several who take veterans to … Read more