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(As you read news in the future, begin to look for the AP next to the dateline of a news article.  It indicates that the story was written by an AP reporter and purchased by the newspaper.  A dateline is a line at the beginning of a news story giving the name of city from which the story was sent.  Note the number of news articles coming from the same source – the AP)

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1.  Who is Robert Gates?
(CHALLENGE QUESTION:  Name the person Robert Gates replaced.)

2.  What ceremony is Mr. Gates attending today?

3.  a) Read a brief history of D-Day at nationalww2museum.org/education/briefddayhistory.pdf  [NOTE:  Document is in PDF format]b) In quoting Mr. Gates (para. 9-14), how does the AP* reporter portray American troops landing at Normandy on D-Day?
c) What do you think of this portrayal?

4. Take some time to read about D-Day at the D-Day Museum websit (part of the WWII Museum) at nationalww2museum.org/education/history_intro.html
How do you think D-Day should be remembered?  Explain your answer.


Read Gen. Eisenhower’s message to the troops preceeding the D-Day invasion here.

For more links to information about D-Day click here.

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