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This D-Day, celebrate the city that helped launch 1,000 ships

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Pittsburgh’s military history is strong: Our veteran community is large, and our service connections run deep. They are no deeper than on our publication date, the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the allied invasion of Hitler’s Fortress Europe.

France’s Normandy beaches may be 3,740 miles from Pittsburgh, yet thousands of allied troops reached them on June 6, 1944, thanks to Landing Ship Tanks built on Neville Island by Dravo Corporation.

That’s just one aspect of Pittsburgh’s D-Day history. Interested in the locals who helped save democracy? Visit the official 75th anniversary site or the Heinz History Center site.

Paul Furiga, WordWrite

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