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WW II U.S. veterans salute during the national anthems at a ceremony held at the Memorial of the Colleville American military cemetery, in Colleville sur Mer, western France, Thursday June 6, 2013, on the day of the commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the 1945 D-Day landings. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

D-Day's 69th anniversary commemorations begin in France

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COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France — Commemorations of the 69th annniversary of D-Day have begun with the stars-and-stripes being raised in a quiet ceremony at the American cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach.

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