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76th anniversary of D-Day

A person walks along the shores of Omaha Beach prior to a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Due to coronavirus measures many ceremonies and memorials have been cancelled in the region with the exception of very small gatherings. AP
A person walks along the shores of Omaha Beach prior to a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Due to coronavirus measures many ceremonies and memorials have been cancelled in the region with the exception of very small gatherings. AP
World War II D-Day veteran and Penobscot Elder from Maine, Charles Norman Shay stands near Native American dreamcatchers as he looks out over a dune on Omaha Beach prior to a ceremony at his memorial in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. Saturday's anniversary of D-Day will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping almost everyone away, from government leaders to frail veterans who might not get another chance for a final farewell to their unlucky comrades. AP
World War II D-Day veteran and Penobscot Elder from Maine, Charles Norman Shay stands near Native American dreamcatchers as he looks out over a dune on Omaha Beach prior to a ceremony at his memorial in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. Saturday's anniversary of D-Day will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping almost everyone away, from government leaders to frail veterans who might not get another chance for a final farewell to their unlucky comrades. AP
World War II D-Day veteran and Penobscot Elder from Maine, Charles Norman Shay, left, walks in the dunes overlooking Omaha Beach with men in WWII period uniforms after a Native American ceremony at his memorial in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. AP
World War II D-Day veteran and Penobscot Elder from Maine, Charles Norman Shay, left, walks in the dunes overlooking Omaha Beach with men in WWII period uniforms after a Native American ceremony at his memorial in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. AP
A mannequin dressed in WWII is posed in a charge position among French, British, Canadian and American flags at the site of the original WWII Pegasus Bridge in Benouville, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. Saturday's anniversary of D-Day will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping almost everyone away, from government leaders to frail veterans who might not get another chance for a final farewell to their unlucky comrades. The current bridge was built in 1994 while the original is on display at a local museum. AP
A mannequin dressed in WWII is posed in a charge position among French, British, Canadian and American flags at the site of the original WWII Pegasus Bridge in Benouville, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. Saturday's anniversary of D-Day will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping almost everyone away, from government leaders to frail veterans who might not get another chance for a final farewell to their unlucky comrades. The current bridge was built in 1994 while the original is on display at a local museum. AP
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, A man and woman in US military jackets stand in front of Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. In sharp contrast to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this year's 76th will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping nearly everyone from traveling. AP
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, A man and woman in US military jackets stand in front of Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. In sharp contrast to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this year's 76th will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping nearly everyone from traveling. AP
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, Arrows are painted on the ground to guide visitors to walk only one way, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. AP
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, Arrows are painted on the ground to guide visitors to walk only one way, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. AP
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, a gate is locked and a sign reads 'closed' at a popular restaurant in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. AP
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, a gate is locked and a sign reads 'closed' at a popular restaurant in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. AP
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, Eric Angely sits on a seawall in front of Omaha Beach, in WWII period dress near his parked WWII American Jeep, in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. AP
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, Eric Angely sits on a seawall in front of Omaha Beach, in WWII period dress near his parked WWII American Jeep, in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. AP
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, faded wooden crosses, some with messages, rests at a monument near Omaha Beach, in Vierville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. AP
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, faded wooden crosses, some with messages, rests at a monument near Omaha Beach, in Vierville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. AP
Wooden crosses with names of WWII dead are held prior to being laid for the Portsmouth Trust group by British expatriate Steven Oldrid during D-Day ceremonies at the local war cemetery in Benouville, Normandy, France on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Due to coronavirus measures many relatives and veterans will not make this years 76th anniversary of D-Day. Oldrid will be bringing it to them virtually as he places wreaths and crosses for families and posts the moments on his facebook page. AP
Wooden crosses with names of WWII dead are held prior to being laid for the Portsmouth Trust group by British expatriate Steven Oldrid during D-Day ceremonies at the local war cemetery in Benouville, Normandy, France on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Due to coronavirus measures many relatives and veterans will not make this years 76th anniversary of D-Day. Oldrid will be bringing it to them virtually as he places wreaths and crosses for families and posts the moments on his facebook page. AP
British expatriate Steven Oldrid, left, directs people where to lay wooden crosses with names of WWII dead and flowers during D-Day ceremonies at the local war cemetery in Benouville, Normandy, France on Saturday, June 6, 2020. AP
British expatriate Steven Oldrid, left, directs people where to lay wooden crosses with names of WWII dead and flowers during D-Day ceremonies at the local war cemetery in Benouville, Normandy, France on Saturday, June 6, 2020. AP
World War II D-Day veteran and Penobscot Elder from Maine, Charles Norman Shay participates in a Native American ceremony at his memorial overlooking Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. AP
World War II D-Day veteran and Penobscot Elder from Maine, Charles Norman Shay participates in a Native American ceremony at his memorial overlooking Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. AP
World War II D-Day veteran and Penobscot Elder from Maine, Charles Norman Shay performs a ritual of the 4 directions during a Native American ceremony at his memorial overlooking Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. AP
World War II D-Day veteran and Penobscot Elder from Maine, Charles Norman Shay performs a ritual of the 4 directions during a Native American ceremony at his memorial overlooking Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. AP
Men in a vintage US WWII uniform watch as pigeons are released during a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Due to coronavirus measures many ceremonies and memorials have been cancelled in the region with the exception of very small gatherings. AP
Men in a vintage US WWII uniform watch as pigeons are released during a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Due to coronavirus measures many ceremonies and memorials have been cancelled in the region with the exception of very small gatherings. AP
World War II D-Day veteran and Penobscot Elder from Maine, Charles Norman Shay participates in a Native American ceremony at his memorial overlooking Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. AP
World War II D-Day veteran and Penobscot Elder from Maine, Charles Norman Shay participates in a Native American ceremony at his memorial overlooking Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. AP
Two men in vintage US WWII uniforms walk toward the Les Braves monument at sunrise prior to a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. AP
Two men in vintage US WWII uniforms walk toward the Les Braves monument at sunrise prior to a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. AP
Billie Bishop, from San Jose, California, holds a photo of his uncle, WWII soldier Billie Bishop, as he prepares to lay a rose in the sea during a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. AP
Billie Bishop, from San Jose, California, holds a photo of his uncle, WWII soldier Billie Bishop, as he prepares to lay a rose in the sea during a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. AP
A man in a vintage US WWII uniform kneels at sunrise prior to a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. AP
A man in a vintage US WWII uniform kneels at sunrise prior to a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. AP


A man in a vintage US WWII uniform walks at sunrise prior to a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. AP
A man in a vintage US WWII uniform walks at sunrise prior to a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. AP
The iconic Mont Saint-Michel is seen at sunset in the French western region of Normandy, as France reopened this monument following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, June 1, 2020. REUTERS
The iconic Mont Saint-Michel is seen at sunset in the French western region of Normandy, as France reopened this monument following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, June 1, 2020. REUTERS
A person walks along the shores of Omaha Beach prior to a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Due to coronavirus measures many ceremonies and memorials have been cancelled in the region with the exception of very small gatherings. AP
A person walks along the shores of Omaha Beach prior to a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Due to coronavirus measures many ceremonies and memorials have been cancelled in the region with the exception of very small gatherings. AP
World War II D-Day veteran and Penobscot Elder from Maine, Charles Norman Shay stands near Native American dreamcatchers as he looks out over a dune on Omaha Beach prior to a ceremony at his memorial in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. Saturday's anniversary of D-Day will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping almost everyone away, from government leaders to frail veterans who might not get another chance for a final farewell to their unlucky comrades. AP
World War II D-Day veteran and Penobscot Elder from Maine, Charles Norman Shay stands near Native American dreamcatchers as he looks out over a dune on Omaha Beach prior to a ceremony at his memorial in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. Saturday's anniversary of D-Day will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping almost everyone away, from government leaders to frail veterans who might not get another chance for a final farewell to their unlucky comrades. AP
World War II D-Day veteran and Penobscot Elder from Maine, Charles Norman Shay, left, walks in the dunes overlooking Omaha Beach with men in WWII period uniforms after a Native American ceremony at his memorial in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. AP
World War II D-Day veteran and Penobscot Elder from Maine, Charles Norman Shay, left, walks in the dunes overlooking Omaha Beach with men in WWII period uniforms after a Native American ceremony at his memorial in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. AP
A mannequin dressed in WWII is posed in a charge position among French, British, Canadian and American flags at the site of the original WWII Pegasus Bridge in Benouville, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. Saturday's anniversary of D-Day will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping almost everyone away, from government leaders to frail veterans who might not get another chance for a final farewell to their unlucky comrades. The current bridge was built in 1994 while the original is on display at a local museum. AP
A mannequin dressed in WWII is posed in a charge position among French, British, Canadian and American flags at the site of the original WWII Pegasus Bridge in Benouville, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. Saturday's anniversary of D-Day will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping almost everyone away, from government leaders to frail veterans who might not get another chance for a final farewell to their unlucky comrades. The current bridge was built in 1994 while the original is on display at a local museum. AP
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, A man and woman in US military jackets stand in front of Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. In sharp contrast to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this year's 76th will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping nearly everyone from traveling. AP
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, A man and woman in US military jackets stand in front of Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. In sharp contrast to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this year's 76th will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping nearly everyone from traveling. AP
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, Arrows are painted on the ground to guide visitors to walk only one way, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. AP
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, Arrows are painted on the ground to guide visitors to walk only one way, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. AP
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, a gate is locked and a sign reads 'closed' at a popular restaurant in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. AP
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, a gate is locked and a sign reads 'closed' at a popular restaurant in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. AP
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, Eric Angely sits on a seawall in front of Omaha Beach, in WWII period dress near his parked WWII American Jeep, in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. AP
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, Eric Angely sits on a seawall in front of Omaha Beach, in WWII period dress near his parked WWII American Jeep, in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. AP
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, faded wooden crosses, some with messages, rests at a monument near Omaha Beach, in Vierville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. AP
In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, faded wooden crosses, some with messages, rests at a monument near Omaha Beach, in Vierville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. AP
Wooden crosses with names of WWII dead are held prior to being laid for the Portsmouth Trust group by British expatriate Steven Oldrid during D-Day ceremonies at the local war cemetery in Benouville, Normandy, France on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Due to coronavirus measures many relatives and veterans will not make this years 76th anniversary of D-Day. Oldrid will be bringing it to them virtually as he places wreaths and crosses for families and posts the moments on his facebook page. AP
Wooden crosses with names of WWII dead are held prior to being laid for the Portsmouth Trust group by British expatriate Steven Oldrid during D-Day ceremonies at the local war cemetery in Benouville, Normandy, France on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Due to coronavirus measures many relatives and veterans will not make this years 76th anniversary of D-Day. Oldrid will be bringing it to them virtually as he places wreaths and crosses for families and posts the moments on his facebook page. AP
British expatriate Steven Oldrid, left, directs people where to lay wooden crosses with names of WWII dead and flowers during D-Day ceremonies at the local war cemetery in Benouville, Normandy, France on Saturday, June 6, 2020. AP
British expatriate Steven Oldrid, left, directs people where to lay wooden crosses with names of WWII dead and flowers during D-Day ceremonies at the local war cemetery in Benouville, Normandy, France on Saturday, June 6, 2020. AP
World War II D-Day veteran and Penobscot Elder from Maine, Charles Norman Shay participates in a Native American ceremony at his memorial overlooking Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. AP
World War II D-Day veteran and Penobscot Elder from Maine, Charles Norman Shay participates in a Native American ceremony at his memorial overlooking Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. AP
World War II D-Day veteran and Penobscot Elder from Maine, Charles Norman Shay performs a ritual of the 4 directions during a Native American ceremony at his memorial overlooking Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. AP
World War II D-Day veteran and Penobscot Elder from Maine, Charles Norman Shay performs a ritual of the 4 directions during a Native American ceremony at his memorial overlooking Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. AP
Men in a vintage US WWII uniform watch as pigeons are released during a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Due to coronavirus measures many ceremonies and memorials have been cancelled in the region with the exception of very small gatherings. AP
Men in a vintage US WWII uniform watch as pigeons are released during a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Due to coronavirus measures many ceremonies and memorials have been cancelled in the region with the exception of very small gatherings. AP
World War II D-Day veteran and Penobscot Elder from Maine, Charles Norman Shay participates in a Native American ceremony at his memorial overlooking Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. AP
World War II D-Day veteran and Penobscot Elder from Maine, Charles Norman Shay participates in a Native American ceremony at his memorial overlooking Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Friday, June 5, 2020. AP
Two men in vintage US WWII uniforms walk toward the Les Braves monument at sunrise prior to a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. AP
Two men in vintage US WWII uniforms walk toward the Les Braves monument at sunrise prior to a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. AP
Billie Bishop, from San Jose, California, holds a photo of his uncle, WWII soldier Billie Bishop, as he prepares to lay a rose in the sea during a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. AP
Billie Bishop, from San Jose, California, holds a photo of his uncle, WWII soldier Billie Bishop, as he prepares to lay a rose in the sea during a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. AP
A man in a vintage US WWII uniform kneels at sunrise prior to a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. AP
A man in a vintage US WWII uniform kneels at sunrise prior to a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. AP


A man in a vintage US WWII uniform walks at sunrise prior to a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. AP
A man in a vintage US WWII uniform walks at sunrise prior to a D-Day 76th anniversary ceremony in Saint Laurent sur Mer, Normandy, France, Saturday, June 6, 2020. AP
The iconic Mont Saint-Michel is seen at sunset in the French western region of Normandy, as France reopened this monument following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, June 1, 2020. REUTERS
The iconic Mont Saint-Michel is seen at sunset in the French western region of Normandy, as France reopened this monument following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, June 1, 2020. REUTERS
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