World War II veteran returns home from D-Day trip to Normandy

An Alabama veteran returned home Wednesday evening from a D-Day Anniversary trip to France.George Hamilton, who fought in Operation Overlord in World War II, was one of 29 veterans to return to Normandy earlier in the week to commemorate the day’s 80th anniversary. The veterans were honored with a parade, dinner and a ceremony.The Pleasant Grove native said it was the trip of a lifetime and all of the veterans were “treated like kings.”” so proud to be recognized, yet so humbled because I don’t think I deserve all of this,” Hamilton said upon arrival at the Birmingham airport.Hamilton was greeted by a large group in Birmingham Wednesday night with American flags, loud cheers and service members in uniform.He threw up a heart on his way into the crowd.

An Alabama veteran returned home Wednesday evening from a D-Day Anniversary trip to France.

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George Hamilton, who fought in Operation Overlord in World War II, was one of 29 veterans to return to Normandy earlier in the week to commemorate the day’s 80th anniversary. The veterans were honored with a parade, dinner and a ceremony.

The Pleasant Grove native said it was the trip of a lifetime and all of the veterans were “treated like kings.”

“[I am] so proud to be recognized, yet so humbled because I don’t think I deserve all of this,” Hamilton said upon arrival at the Birmingham airport.

Hamilton was greeted by a large group in Birmingham Wednesday night with American flags, loud cheers and service members in uniform.

He threw up a heart on his way into the crowd.

Man makes a heart with his hands

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Alabama World War II veteran George Hamilton makes a heart with his hands upon arriving back home from a D-Day trip to Normandy.

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