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Conn and Long Island WWII veterans honored on D-Day

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Political leaders and veterans gathered in Normandy Friday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion there. U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut was part of the U.S. Congressional delegation. DeLauro says one of the most moving experiences was meeting U.S. veterans who were there, including Joseph Myjack  of Hamden, Connecticut. On Friday, Myjack recalled his experience 70 years ago.

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US Senator Richard Blumenthal presents an American flag to William Finch Snr. at a ceremony. His son Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch (on left), his grandson and his great grandson look on.

Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayor Bill Finch’s 88 year old father was one of about a dozen World War Two veterans honored at a D-Day commemoration in the city on Friday. US Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut presented the survivors of the Normandy landing with American flags.

WSHU's Ebong Udoma reporting

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Suffolk County officials and veterans at the Suffolk County Police Department's headquarters in Yaphank. Baldassare Gebbia, wearing a green jacket, is pictured in the middle of the photo.

The Suffolk County Police Department honored veterans Friday at their headquarters for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.  Six D-Day veterans were given proclamations for their service and heroism.

Gabrielle Fonrouge reporting

Craig produces sound-rich features and breaking news coverage for WGBH News in Boston. His features have run nationally on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition, as well as on PRI's The World and Marketplace. Craig has won a number of national and regional awards for his reporting, including two national Edward R. Murrow awards in 2015, the national Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award feature reporting in 2011, first place awards in 2012 and 2009 from the national Public Radio News Directors Inc. and second place in 2007 from the national Society of Environmental Journalists. Craig is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Tufts University.
As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.