World War II veterans gather on the anniversary of D-Day
copyright the Chronicle June 10, 2015
by Elizabeth Trail
NEWPORT — They came walking upright, leaning on canes, or struggling with walkers, holding in their hands treasured memorabilia from over 70 years ago. Seventeen World War II veterans — 16 men and one woman, ranging in age from their late eighties through mid-nineties — assembled at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport Saturday to mark the anniversary of the allied invasion of Normandy, France.
The event was organized and hosted by Scott Wheeler, owner and editor of Vermont’s Northland Journal, along with his wife, Penny, and daughter Emily. Over 60 people attended, including the veterans, their families, and members of the community.
“I came to mingle with the other vets and remember the occasion,” said 93-year-old Lindy Palin. “I was reliving a few missions this morning….To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:
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