D-Day anniversary brings back memories for veterans

World War II Veteran Adam Bull answers questions about his experiences during the war. (WTOP/Nicole Curtis)

Nicole Curtis, special to wtop.com

WASHINGTON– Veterans and tourists visited the World War II Memorial on Thursday, the day before the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

For a lot of the veterans, talking about their memories during World War II seemed like their biggest battle.

World War II Veteran Wayne Rorie, who served in the Army, said although he would rather not talk about it, remembering is good.

Rorie traveled to the memorial with the national organization Honor Flight, which flies veterans to D.C. to see memorials dedicated to them.

“It took 60 years for WWII veterans to be recognized, so it just reminds me how fortunate we are to have men and women of that caliber at that time,” says Tim Williamson, of Honor Flight.

World War II Veteran Adam Bull, 94, who served in the Navy, is the oldest veteran of Honor Flight, but he says “it’s a young 94.” Bull said that he “forgot all about the war,” but said the memorial will be a nice memory for him.

Friday is the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

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