World War II veteran and New Bedford resident Eddie McLane was the keynote speaker at Monday's Memorial Day ceremony at Clasky Common park. The 91-year-old talked about how he entered Normandy by glider ahead of the D-Day invasion. He recalled the harrowing experience ...

McLane also remembered how he swapped places with a young lieutenant, letting that man use his jeep. The glider landings scattered men and equipment across the countryside and McLane said he still remembers what he saw after coming upon a certain missing jeep in a French field ...

This year marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, which happened on June 6, 1944.