World War II Veterans Honored on D-Day
CUSTER, S.D. – Thursday was the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, a historic day where 400,000 allied soldiers launched the assault on fortress Europa. The 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer hosted a program honoring World War II veterans.
Veterans from all over South Dakota attended to be honored and to honor their fallen brothers and sisters.
Thousands were killed and those who survived were changed forever. Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden was a guest speaker at the event.
“You know the more peacetime we have, the more we tend to forget the price that was paid in the past – again that’s why it’s so important we remember our past, said Lt., Governor Rhoden.
Rhoden’s father served in world war two and Rhoden served in the Army National Guard.