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Walter Blum of Great Neck has been inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame for his actions on D-Day. (Credit: CBS 2)

L.I. D-Day Veteran Inducted Into State Veterans’ Hall Of Fame

Top state honors were issued Friday for a Long Island man who risked it all in the D-Day invasion that led to victory in World War II.

06/13/2014

Yankees legend Yogi Berra (credit: Mike McCann/WFAN)

Yankees Legend Yogi Berra, D-Day Vet, Honored On 70th Anniversary

Berra did not speak during the ceremony. But he told the AP afterward that D-Day was “amazing” and “awful,” as he fired at the Nazis from 300 yards offshore.

06/07/2014

Rose petals are dropped from a helicopter on the Statue of Liberty June 6, 2014  (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Flower Shower At Statue Of Liberty Commemorates 70th Anniversary Of D-Day

Three helicopters showered 1 million rose petals on the Statue of Liberty on Friday during a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

06/06/2014

Former Army Sgt. Morton Wernick (Credit: CBS 2)

Another Honor In Store For D-Day Veteran On 70th Anniversary Of Invasion

On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, former Army Sgt. Morton Wernick will receive another medal to add to his collection — the French Legion of Honor, for landing in Normandy and participating in numerous battles to help free France.

06/05/2014

World War II veteran Ray Vaz awarded Purple Heart and Bronze Star at ceremony with Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (credit: CBS 2)

Mineola World War II Vet Awarded Bronze Star, Purple Heart In Ceremony

Ray Vaz, 88, was belatedly presented with a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star during an emotional ceremony with Rep. Carolyn McCarthy.

12/03/2012

Rep. Bill Pascrell with Seymour "Steve" Atkins (credit: Office of Rep. Bill Pascrell)

New Jersey WWII Veteran Gets War Prize, 67 Years Late

A New Jersey newspaper company has finally paid the award they said they would during World War II in 1944.

08/30/2012

American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, western France. (Photo credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama‚Äôs Non-Commemoration Of D-Day Is Inexcusable

Wednesday of this week was a meaningful and historic day for Americans, and President Barack Obama was too busy campaigning and raising reelection funds to properly commemorate the day. Beyond being wrong, it is inexcusable. […]

06/07/2012

2010 Long Island MacArthur Airport 5K Run for Veterans (credit: Long Island Macarthur 5k run/walk for veterans on Facebook)

Long Island MacArthur Aiport 5K Run For Veterans Is One Month Away

Airport commissioner Teresa Rizutto says that last year they raised nearly $50,000 for the Long Island 9-1-1 Veterans charity and they hope to do even more this year.

05/04/2011

Sgt. John Simonetti

Family Honors Fallen Soldier Missing For 66 Years

More than 66 years ago, Sgt. John Simonetti landed in Normandy on D-Day in an elite Army Rangers unit.

11/11/2010