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A special Memorial Day ceremony for all U.S. veterans is scheduled here Monday, May 26.
This event will especially honor Veterans from World War II. A highlight of the ceremony will be the spreading of sand that came from Omaha Beach on the Commemorative Brick Pavers located within the San Benito Veterans War Memorial. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion.
Omaha Beach is where the Allied Forces landed during the Normandy invasion of World War II. It was assaulted on June 6, 1944 (D-Day of the invasion), by units of the U.S. 29th and 1st infantry divisions, many of whose soldiers were drowned during the approach from ships offshore or were killed by defending fire from German troops placed on heights surrounding the beach.
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