World War II veteran Charles Alford of the 6th Armor Division, from Waco, Texas, looks up Omaha Beach where he landed as part of the invasion of Normandy June 4, 2014 in Vierville-Sur-Mer, France. June 6th marked the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United States and the United Kingdom join forces to launch an attack on the beaches of Normandy.