SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - On Thursday our country celebrates the 75th commemoration of D-Day and there are events planned around the world both Wednesday and Thursday.
D-Day, also known as the Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, June 6, 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history.
A Sarasota man is remembering the day through old newspapers he has collected. Mark Weston is a historian who has more than a hundred papers collected from flea-markets and other places.
Most of the newspapers are from the 1960s and after but he has three from the 1940′s that talk about D-Day. “It’s such a dramatic way to let you know these events were real,” said Weston. “We should never forget the sacrifices that our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents made."