Hamden man in France for D-Day events

D-Day veteran Joseph Myjak of Hamden with Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd, in Normandy, France, June 6, 2014. (Photo: Rep. DeLauro's Office).

HAMDEN Conn. (WTNH) — Hamden resident Joseph Myjak is back in Normandy today, where he fought in the D-Day battle.

He traveled to France as today marks the 70th anniversary of the battle.

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro will be there to greet him and to take part in the official Congressional Delegation to the anniversary of D-Day. She released the following statement.

“As a nation, all Americans are proud of the brave souls who stormed the beach 70 years ago today. D-Day was the pivot that turned the tide of war and it is sometimes hard to comprehend the enormous sacrifice and courage of these very young men who threw themselves at death’s door. This 70th anniversary is a very poignant moment for all of us and I am blessed to spend it with so many men who won the war.

“Seeing stone after stone marking the soldiers who lost their lives here is a stark reminder of what our courageous soldiers risk every day. We can never do enough to thank the brave men and women who protect our freedoms in foreign lands so that we can enjoy them at home. But today we will all stop and pause for an extra moment, and give thanks that the Greatest Generation sacrificed so much so that we could be here today.”

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