Best and worst of times for veterans on D-Day anniversary
6 June 2014 Last updated at 22:40 BST
Almost 2,000 veterans have been attending the main commemoration event marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France.
Some of those who survived have returned to these beaches many times; while for others, it is the first time they have been back in 70 years.
Fergal Keane spent the day with veterans.