On D-Day 70th anniversary, a moving meeting with two Normandy veterans

On the 70th anniversary of occupied France's invasion by the US, Texan D-Day veterans Robert Bearden (left) and Johnny Marino (right) told their stories of that day at the Texas state history museum in Austin via the Voice of veterans program (whose representative is at the center of that picture).

On the 70th anniversary of occupied France’s invasion by the US, Texan D-Day veterans Robert Bearden (left) and Johnny Marino (right) told their stories of that day at the Texas state history museum in Austin via the Voice of veterans program (whose coordinator, James Crabtree, is at the center of that picture).

My grandparents shared memories of the Spanish civil war and WWII with me, and I’ve met concentration camps survivors when I was a student (it was for a project for my master’s degree in which me and my classmates also visited numerous concentration camps over a week in Poland -quite an experience!). But meeting two D-Day veterans yesterday at the 70th anniversary ceremony organized at the Texas state history museum was very moving for me, a French living in Austin.

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June calendar online!

I just updated French In Austin’s calendar for the month of June and invite you to check it out!

With the usual pétanque games, apéritifs, French students outings, cooking classes at Central Market North Lamar (plenty of them!), but also French opera, D-Day 70th anniversary, French chamber music, a Matisse exhibit opening in San Antonio, the soccer World Cup and a scheduled launching meeting for Austin’s French-American Business Council, June is Frencher than ever in Austin!