D-Day

Commandos of 47 (RM) Commando coming ashore from LCAs (Landing Craft Assault) on Jig Green beach, Gold area, 6 June 1944. LCTs can be seen in the background unloading priority vehicles for 231st Brigade, 50th Division.
No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Midgley (Sgt) / This artistic work created by the United Kingdom Government is in the public domain.

Airs Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Gary Joiner shines a light on D-Day, the day the Allies invaded Western Europe in World War II.

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Gary Borders

A gray-haired man stands inside the entrance to the U.S. Freedom Pavilion of the National World War II Museum, located on the corner of Magazine Street and Andrews Higgins Boulevard, in the Warehouse District of New Orleans.

The man at the museum is clearly a veteran, judging from the ballcap he wears identifying his military outfit. He is a volunteer here, and I thank him for his service, as I wait for my wife and daughter to join me.

Kate Archer Kent

A Mooringsport, La., World War II pilot has a new memoir that he calls "spot checks" on the war. On this anniversary of D-Day, when Allies invaded Western Europe 69 years ago, the 93-year-old Cochran reflects on his experiences in the Central Pacific theater.

Dr. Gary Joiner / Dr. Gary Joiner

Commentator Gary Joiner shines a light on D-Day, the day the Allies invaded Western Europe in World War II.

Commentator Gary Joiner remembers D-Day, the day Allies invaded Western Europe in World War II, 68 years ago this month.