Largo, Florida - On Friday, President Obama will visit Normandy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion by Allied forces. A ceremony will be held at the U.S. cemetery close to Omaha Beach, the site of the American landing in Normandy.
But you don't have to cross the ocean to remember that historic day. Through the doors at the Armed Forces Military Museum in Largo, get ready to take a step back in time and go back seven decades
"It took a month and basically it's when France was freed from Germany and the end of Hitler's regime," says Asst. Executive Director Cindy Bosselmann.
It's been 70 years since D-Day, when American troops and their allies invaded the beaches of Normandy.
"There were something like 53,000 killed in that [invasion]. 18,000 missing and 155,000 casualties -- injured. It was no small feat by any means," says Bosselmann.
Bosselmann says with the Greatest Generation dying by the day, an exhibit like this will teach our generations to come of the brave sacrifice our soldiers made 70 years ago.
"That's our core part of our mission. It's teaching generations, so no one forgets," says Bosselmann.
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