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One man lays wreaths in Normandy on this unusual D-Day

One man lays wreaths in Normandy on this unusual D-Day
Saturday 6
23:54 2020

So anguished families turned to the next best thing — an Englishman living on D-day territory, a pensioner with a big heart and a small hole in his agenda. AD For years, Steven Oldrid, 66, had helping out with D-Day events around the beaches where British soldiers had landed — and often left their lives behind — be it organizing parking, getting pipers to show or getting sponsors for veterans’ dinners. AD Laying wreaths though, seemed something special, reserved for families and close friends only. But in pandemic times, pandemic rules apply. Oldrid was first contacted in March. “I was ...

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Summary: With the coronavirus pandemic preventing people traveling, this year’s D-Day commemoration is a very different event

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