Today marks the 74th anniversary of D-Day. It’s the day during World War II that allied forces attacked the German military on the beaches of Normandy, France. The Berman Museum in Anniston hosted a luncheon for World War II Veterans today in honor of the lives lost and the service given to our country during that time.
Berman Museum Director David Ford says this created a rare opportunity to allow people to mingle in a living history environment.
We caught up with 93-year-old William Wilkens during today’s luncheon, who just happens to be one of about a dozen living World War II Veterans in our area. Wilkens served as a flight engineer on a B-17 during World War II. More than $400,000 of his U.S. military comrades died during that war.