McLean County Veterans Honor D-Day

Published 06/06 2014 10:14PM

Updated 06/06 2014 10:17PM

BLOOMINGTON - Many veterans in Bloomington - Normal celebrated D-Day Friday.

American Legions Posts 56 and 635 held a D-Day ceremony in front of the McLean County Museum of History.

Included was the folding of the flag, a 21-gun salute, and taps.

The legions wanted to hold the ceremony to remind people, especially younger generations, of the struggles allied soldiers faced during the invasion.

Greg Struve, Post Commander of American Legion Post 635 said, "Most of the people that are growing up today have no idea what D-Day means. They see a little bit on TV, maybe these black and whites of people on the beach somewhere. They have no idea what it meant to, not just us, but the United States."

This is the first year the two American Legions held the D-Day ceremony.

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