Photos: 70th anniversary ceremony of D-Day

Photos: 70th anniversary ceremony of D-Day

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ASNELLES, FRANCE - JUNE 05: WW2 veteran Fred Holborn, from the Fleet Air Arm, salutes as he looks at British Legion Union flags carrying thank you messages planted in the sand on Gold beach on June 5, 2014 near Asnelles, France. 20,000 paper flags are being planted. Each one carries a personal message of Remembrance submitted by Royal British Legion supporters. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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Posted on June 6, 2014 at 7:58 AM

ASNELLES, FRANCE -- The 70th anniversary of D-Day is coming up -- tomorrow, on June 6, 2014, millions around the world will take pause as they remember the heroic, selfless sacrifices of men from all nations, cultures and corners of the world. Some remembrance ceremonies have already taken place, though, and have shown that there isn't a right or wrong way to pay homage to the soldiers of D-Day.

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