State Sen. Karen Spilka, D-Ashland, and others, attended a ceremony honoring veterans and commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day at the Museum of World War II in Natick on June 6.
The French Consul General was on hand to award the French Legion of Honor to 10 American World War II veterans who participated in the D-Day invasion of the Normandy beaches.
“My father was a World War II veteran, and his stories about liberating the Buchenwald concentration camp are heart-wrenching,” said Spilka. “D-Day was a major turning point in the war, leading to the liberation of Europe. I am pleased to join the museum and the French Consulate in honoring these veterans for their bravery and their heroic defense of freedom 70 years ago.”
The Museum of World War II is the most comprehensive collection of artifacts and documents from WWII in the world. With more than 7,000 items on display, the collection stands alone in exhibiting objects from all countries caught up in the war. The Museum, located in Natick is open for scheduled visits Tuesday through Saturday.
For more information, and to schedule a visit: museumofworldwarII.org.