It has now been 77 years since D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.
On June 6, 1944, more than 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches. Thousands of soldiers gave their lives to establish a foothold in Europe, liberating Europe and eventually ending the Second World War.
And even though the war was over, there was still a long road ahead to have soldiers repatriated and home again.
On Sunday morning, a small and physically distanced commemoration of the day was held at the Sappers Cenotaph in Sardis. Several local veterans were in attendance, and wreaths were laid on the cenotaph.
Over the years, The Progress has interviewed and written about local veterans, and shared their stories with our readers.
Here are just a few of those stories:
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