City cancels D-Day veterans ceremony in Boynton because of rain
Tom Kaiser of American Legion Post 164 salutes during the Boynton Beach Veterans D-Day Observance at Veterans Memorial Park in Boynton Beach Monday, June 6, 2016. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)
Rain and storms have forced Boynton Beach to cancel Tuesday’s ceremony to honor D-Day, the day when about 156,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches along Normandy, France in World War II.
By the end of that day, thousands were killed or wounded.
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Tuesday marks 73 years since that day.
The event was planned for 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 411 N. Federal Highway.
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