#VeteranOfTheDay The Greatest Generation



Veteran of the Day graphic for all Veterans of WWII and D-Day.

Veteran of the Day graphic created by Ben Pekkanen for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is dedicated to all the Servicemen and women of the greatest generation who served our country with honor, courage, sacrifice and an unbreakable will. We salute your service.

In honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, we’d like to highlight some of the stories of the amazing Veterans who were there:

Sunken Roads: Three generations after D-Day

Veteran Don McCarthy with documentary Director Charlotte Juergens.

Veteran Don McCarthy with documentary Director Charlotte Juergens.

A young woman retraces her grandfather’s steps from D-Day and befriends his fellow survivors. The documentary Sunken Roads: Three Generations After D-Day is a story about memory, inter-generational relationships, and the human desire to commemorate.

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#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran William George Beem

Veteran of the Day graphic for William Beem.

Veteran of the Day graphic created by Kimber Garland for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Army Veteran William George Beem participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and was part of the first tank crew to cross the Rhine.

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Hero of Brecourt Manor: Richard Winters

A Veterans Story graphic for Richard Winters

A Veterans Story graphic created by Kimber Garland for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Richard “Dick” Winters served in the Army during World War II where he received several medals and inspired the hit HBO series Band of Brothers.

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Medic recalls landing on Omaha Beach and the profound impact on his life

Picture shows Charles Shay saluting with others around him.

Charles Shay – Returning to the Beaches of Normandy 74 Years Later

On the 74th anniversary of D-Day, Penobscot tribal elder Charles Norman Shay returns to the beaches of the Normandy Landing.

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More D-Day Stories

If you’d like to read more stories about Veterans who fought during D-Day, please click here.

Author

Dominique Ramirez

Dominique joined VA in 2013 and has supported a wide array of activities within the Office of Public Affairs. As a web developer, he helps manage pages across the VA.gov domain. He also manages the VAntage Point and VA Insider blogs. As the Intern Program Manager for the Digital Media Engagement team, Dominique leads a team that helps create content for VAntage Point, Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Instagram. Dominique has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego, and a Master of Science in Information Technology from Southern New Hampshire University. Prior to his work in the federal government, Dominique spent 10 years in the U.S. Navy.

Comments

  1. Robert Bostic    

    Thanks to all those who served during World War II – the Greatest Generation!

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