It was June 6th, 1944, when allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France.
Less than a year later, World War II was over in Europe.
Thousands of Americans died that day.
Thousands more lived through it.
Some still with us spent Friday in our nation's capital.
It's an Honor Flight.
A group of Veterans from Louisville and Lexington, including some with ties to D-Day had the opportunity to tour some war memorials they'd never seen.
Friday night, almost a thousand people gathered at Blue Grass Airport for a special homecoming.
The Veterans had no idea.
They were surprised.
"It's been great. I can't explain in," said Edgar Edwards, D-Day Veteran.
"I'm surprised. The whole crowd. It's just wonderful," said Cecil Grimes, Veteran.
"I saw a thousand people at monuments, and I thought it was a crowd. But, when I walked in the door and saw this crowd here, I never dreamed anything like this. Absolutely wonderful," said Raymond Farley, Veteran.