NORMANDY, France -- As the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion in history, approaches us, it's critical we remember the hearts and souls of D-Day -- the men who fought, triumphed and laid their lives down for us with no expectation of glory.

Over recent years, veterans of D-Day have paid visits to the site of the invasion -- some with members of their own company, others with men who fought on the opposing sides. Let's take a look at the very men who helped to ensure the freedom that so many people around the world are enjoying today, and thank them for placing service above self.

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