Today marks 70 years since D-Day

ddayToday marks 70 years since the invasion of Normandy during World War II, also known as D-Day.

In 1944 more than 150,00 Allied troops from the U.S., Britain, and other countries stormed the beaches of Normandy.

It was a turning point in the fight against Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany.

Today, events commemorating D-Day are being held throughout the world.

This week, Dutch and British troops staged a re-enactment of the landings in the U.K. and a ceremonial airdrop from World War II planes was held over Utah Beach, France.

There will be several formal ceremonies in Normandy today.

President Obama is expected to speak as well as 18 other world leaders.

In Harrisburg, Republican State Representative Sue Helm will host an event to recognize local veterans.

It will begin at 11:00AM this morning at the Civil War Museum.