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As coronavirus forces 75th anniversary V-E Day tributes online, World War II vets' stories 'transcend time'

USATODAY.com Friday, 8 May 2020
May 8 is the 75th anniversary of V-E Day that signaled the end of World War II. Vets are being saluted today virtually because of the coronavirus.
 
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News video: Residents turn clock back to mark VE Day

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A house and garden decorated to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day in Whitehouse Common, Birmingham. Complete with bunting, 1940s costumes, old newspapers and a vintage car.

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Dame Vera Lynn laid to rest [Video]

Dame Vera Lynn laid to rest

Dame Vera Lynn has been honoured with a flypast in her beloved East Sussex village ahead of her funeral.Two Second World War fighter planes soared over Ditchling to remember the late singer.The aircraft made three passes over the quiet village before leaving to applause from the crowd.The adored singer, who entertained troops with morale-boosting visits to the front line during the Second World War, died aged 103 on June 18.

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Ditchling residents pay respect to Dame Vera Lynn [Video]

Ditchling residents pay respect to Dame Vera Lynn

The funeral of World War II singer Dame Vera Lynn takes place in Ditchling, East Sussex, with a flypast by aircraft from the Battle of Britain. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Hanks on US protests: 'It is a reckoning that's going on'

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