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Published on Jun 12, 2009
At the epicenter of D-Day anniversary activities each year is the small town of Ste. Mere Eglise, made famous by the 1962 hit movie The Longest Day. Each year, even today, veterans, historians, tourists and re-enactors swarm to the Normandy town to see history come alive. Active-duty paratroopers jump from C-130s in the countryside surrounding the town. Parades, wreath-laying ceremonies and activities at the towns Airborne Museum.
The towns 65th anniversary celebration was captured by filmmaker Richard Lanni.