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Kentucky Air National Guard unit to be part of the 75th anniversary D-Day ceremony in Normandy

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing is deploying more than 30 Airmen and two C-130 Hercules aircraft to Europe on Saturday where they will be the only National Guard unit in the country that will take part in the 75th-anniversary reenactment of D-Day. 
On June 9, the Kentucky Airmen will airdrop U.S. Army paratroopers over Normandy, France, in commemoration...

Kentucky by Heart: Honoring those who paid ultimate price; celebrating milestones at Wilmore Elementary

By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist The date June 6, 1944, will always stand out as iconic in American history. That’s when 156,000 Allied troops, including 73,000 U.S. soldiers and marines, stormed beaches in Normandy, France, and began the final stages of victory over Hitler’s Germany and the Axis Powers, bent on domination of Europe, North Africa, and East Asia. Americans fought bravely, paying...

Constance Alexander: Siege of Aleppo recalls dark days of French Resistance at Saint-Malo

“At dusk they pour from the sky. They blow across the ramparts, turn cartwheels over rooftops, flutter into the ravines between houses. Entire streets swirl with them, flashing white against the cobbles. ‘Urgent message to the inhabitants of this town,’ they say. ‘Depart immediately to open country.’” It is August 1944, two months after the landing of Allied troops at Normandy, and the...

Mike Denham: Remembering D-Day and the many sacrifices made by our veterans

Seventy-two years ago, on the eve of what would be the largest military invasion ever by sea, General Dwight D. Eisenhower told the troops that “the eyes of the world are upon you. … I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle.” His confidence was well-placed, and as such, June 6, 1944 – D-Day – will forever be remembered as a high point in American history....

Individual tickets now on sale for Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy

Individual tickets for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Aug. 23- Sept. 7 in Normandy, France, are now on sale. The majority of the newly released tickets are for single sessions in one of the FEI Olympic disciplines of jumping, dressage and eventing. Tickets for competitions in the FEI non-Olympic disciplines are also up for grabs.   To book some of this summer’s hottest tickets, such...