One of Omaha’s last D-Day veterans drank a toast Thursday to the men who fell beside him while storming Omaha Beach 75 years ago to the day. Friends of Ed Morrissette, 95, took him for dinner and a drink to commemorate the somber occasion. The North Carolina native recalled fibbing about his…

Many Nebraskans experienced D-Day firsthand, storming ashore at Omaha or other Normandy beaches on June 6, 1944. Here are their memories, as told to The World-Herald over the years and published in the 2011 book “At War, At Home: World War II.”

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Filled with paratroopers, a U.S. warplane lumbered down an English runway in 1944 to spearhead the World War II D-Day invasion with a message for Adolf Hitler painted in bright yellow across its nose: “That’s All, Brother.”