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100-year-old US veteran married after D-Day commemorations

100-year-old US veteran married after D-Day commemorations
The 100-year-old Harold Terens with his newly married wife Jeanne Swerlin (96)
A glass for the bride and groom.
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The wedding was to take place at 11 a.m. in the small town of Carentan-les-Marais, near the landing beaches where tens of thousands of American, British and Canadian soldiers landed on June 6, 1944.

After the official part, Terens will celebrate a party with “his loved ones in a small group,” explained Sarah Pasquier, the commissioner for the D-Day commemorations in Carentan-les-Marais. If he is not too tired after the wedding ceremony, he could take part in a parade of veterans in the center of Carentan in the afternoon, Pasquier added.

Champagne and gifts

In the evening, there will be a ball as part of the D-Day commemoration ceremonies, with participants dressing in 1940s style. “But Mr. Terens and his wife might be too tired to attend,” explained Pasquier.

“We are very honoured that Mr Terens has chosen to get married here in Carentan,” said the town’s mayor, Jean-Pierre Lhonneur. “We will of course offer him champagne, but also a gift to thank him for taking part in the liberation of France,” stressed Lhonneur.

A glass for the bride and groom.
Image: (APA/AFP/LOIC VENANCE)

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A glass for the bride and groom.
Image: (APA/AFP/LOIC VENANCE)

Source: Nachrichten

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