- Associated Press - Thursday, June 6, 2019

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) - New York state is honoring about a hundred World War II veterans during a D-Day ceremony on Long Island.

The veterans being honored on Thursday - the 75th anniversary of D-Day - include three who saw action there: 97-year-old Army veteran Philip DiMarco; 96 year-old Army veteran Frank DePergola; and 93-year-old Navy veteran Charles Cino.

The event is being held at the Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook University.

More than 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy in northwest France on June 6, 1944.

The Battle of Normandy was a turning point in the war. It helped bring about Nazi Germany’s defeat in May 1945.

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