At this hour 70 years ago, Operation Overlord was underway.  Five to seven-thousand ships are crossing the English Channel.. The Normandy invasion is about to begin.

Focus around the world turns to France Friday, June 6th the anniversary of D-Day.

Many veterans have returned to the site where they fought in the historic fight for freedom and the liberation of France.

It's a place that fills visitors with emotions. 

John Becker from our Knoxville NBC affiliate takes us to Normandy where the sacrifices of many brought inspiration back to East Tennessee.

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