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Remembering D-Day on the 75th Anniversary

AARP takes a look back at the stories, images and letters from the historic day



Retired Major General John C Raaen Junior

An Army Ranger Captain Recalls D-Day Carnage

A fateful decision by his commander saved his unit

United States Rangers waiting on a boat prior to the D Day invasion

Letters From D-Day Describe Invasion of Normandy

Soldiers recall battle in notes to their families, friends

Images of Bedford and Raymond Hoback

Small Virginia Town Remembers Its Sacrifice

One sister recalls the price her family paid

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San Francisco Yeomen Attached to the Naval Reserve

Celebrations of Women's Right to Vote Begin in Washington

Exhibit marks 19th Amendment's centennial

People celebrate the supreme court ruling allowing gay marriage

Key Moments in LGBT Pride History

From Stonewall to same-sex marriage

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