WWII veterans remember D-Day at memorial
WASHINGTON (AP) — World War II veterans Josephine and Murray Bussard are commemorating the 68th anniversary of D-Day in side-by-side wheelchairs at the memorial honoring their service in the war that brought them together as man and wife.
The octogenarians from Springfield, Mo., were among nearly 200 veterans who were flown in from six states on Wednesday for a visit to the World War II Memorial. The Bussards made this journey two days before their 67th wedding anniversary.
The veterans’ flights were arranged by the private Honor Flight Network. According to its website, the organization has flown more than 81,000 veterans to the nation’s capital since 2005 to visit the memorials for their respective wars....
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