On June 6, the world paused to observe the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion.
The invasion is known as the beginning of the end of World War II, and paved the road for Allied victory in World War II.
At the Clovis Veterans Memorial District Thursday night, the ballroom was filled was about 300 veterans and their families as well as community members.
Veterans from all branches of the military were honored for their service.
“Even more we wanted to honor World War II veterans while they are still alive and while we still can,” said Vice President of the Association of the United States Army Jim Anderson.
One by one, each veteran or family member on their behalf received a personal medal, marking the historic day. About 40 World War II veterans came out to the event, perhaps the last time such a large group will be gathered together in Clovis.
“This is pretty special here to get this many people together here to celebrate this deal,” said World War II Navy veteran Gordon Scott.