Wreath laying ceremony at WWII Memorial for D-Day

June 06, 2019 11:37 PM

ALBANY - A few dozen riders met at Spitzies Motorcycle Center on Central Avenue in Albany and rode to the World War II Memorial on Madison Avenue.

They held a moment of silence for the 4,413 Allied troops who lost their lives and altered the course of history on June 6, 1944.


President of the club, Charlie Farnum says it's important to keep remembering and reflecting on the tremendous sacrifices that were made in the name of our freedom, today.

"They lived a life of torment because of what they went through they did that to free us, I mean we get to do this because of them and that's the best part and for that we owe such gratitude to them that we could never pay it back," Farnum said.

"He went in on Utah beach after the main invasion went in he went in after them and he said he almost drowned when he went off the Higgins boat that's what they used to call them, when the ramp came down because he had so much gear on. A lot of guys were lost that day you know," said Loren Miller recalling his father.

D-Day is the largest seaborn invasion in history. 150,000 Allied soldiers landed on five beaches in Normandy, forever turning the tides of World War II. 


Karen Tararache

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