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Watch: Veterans and Fallen Remembered at the D-Day Parade

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Crowds gathered Sunday in Sainte-Mère-Eglise in Normandy, northern France, to cheer on the U.S. veterans who fought their way through the city, 79 years after landing there as part of operations of the D- Day to liberate Europe.

Dozens of people lined the streets to celebrate a parade of elderly WWII soldiers gathered in Normandy to pay their respects to their fallen brothers.

Paratroopers from the 82nd and 101st Airborne landed at Sainte-Mère-Eglise in the early hours of 6 June 1944. They were the first to reach French soil as part of Operation Overlord.