Chicopee church commemorates D-Day Normandy invasion

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – On Sunday afternoon the Assumption Church in Chicopee turned back the clock by nearly 70 years to commemorate the D-Day Normandy invasion.

In a light moment, 89-year-old D-Day Navy veteran Wilfred Delude demonstrated the dance fad of the time.

Delude spoke of his D-Day experiences. World War II memorabilia filled the church social hall, honoring those who had stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6th, 1944. Those who didn’t survive that longest day were remembered.

Delude blames the education system for not teaching today’s young people about such sacrifices.

“Maybe if there was more history on it, if they would teach more history in the schools, the kids could grow up understanding,” said Delude.

In just a little more than one month from now, America will observe the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Normandy invasion.

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