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World War II Veterans honored across the country

Approximately every two minutes a World War II veteran passes away, at the rate of nearly 555 a day, that according to the Veterans Administration,

It has been 70 years today that Americans invaded the beaches of Normandy.

Across the country, it was a day to honor the contributions of this generation of soldiers who risked their lives to protect our nation during World War II.

For the veterans, during this time in American history, the memories of their service have remained with them to this day.

World War II Veteran Robert Lofthus said, "when Roosevelt died, of course that was quite a thing. We were out training at the time, and they halted training right there for half an hour or so for silence."

In 2014, there are just over 1 million World War II veterans who are still alive today.