Photos: A look at the heroes of D-Day

Photos: A look at the heroes of D-Day

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BAYEUX, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Normandy Veterans enjoy lolipops as they sit on a wall in front of the beach at Arromanches-les-Bains on June 6, 2013 near Bayeux, France. Across Normandy several hundred of the surviving veterans of the Normandy campaign are gathering to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the D-Day landings which eventually led to the Allied liberation of France in 1944. Next year's 70th anniversary of the landings is widely expected to be the last time that the veterans will gather in any great number. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on June 5, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Updated Sunday, Jun 8 at 10:49 AM

NORMANDY, France -- As the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion in history, approaches us, it's critical we remember the hearts and souls of D-Day -- the men who fought, triumphed and laid their lives down for us with no expectation of glory.

Over recent years, veterans of D-Day have paid visits to the site of the invasion -- some with members of their own company, others with men who fought on the opposing sides. Let's take a look at the very men who helped to ensure the freedom that so many people around the world are enjoying today, and thank them for placing service above self.

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