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73rd anniversary of D-Day celebrated at WWII Memorial in D.C.

73RD anniversary of D-Day celebrated at WWII Memorial in D.C. (MGN Online)

Tuesday marked 73 years since the D-Day invasion, when around 156,000 Allied troops invaded the beaches of Normandy, France and defeated the Germans.

In celebration of the anniversary, both the living and the dead who fought on this triumphant day were honored in a special way at the World War II Memorial in D.C.

“That day – well it’s indescribable, because of the chaos. Nobody landed where they were supposed to, including the paratroopers. I landed far to the left plank of where I was supposed to,” one of the veterans at the memorial said.

Between 4 to 9,000 Nazi soldiers were killed on D-Day which ultimately led to the liberation of Europe and the end of World War II.

ABC7's Sam Sweeney was live at the memorial and spoke with several of the veterans. Click on the video above to hear what they had to say about their victory in Normandy.

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