Hero's welcome for runaway D-Day veteran
The 89-year-old war veteran who slipped out of his care home to attend D-Day commemorations in Normandy has arrived back in the UK to a hero's welcome
By Patrick Sawer
9:52AM BST 07 Jun 2014
It was the D-Day adventure that captured the imagination of the whole country.
Determined to honour his comrades who fell in battle 70 years ago, Bernard Jordan slipped out of his care home and made his way to Northern France and the Normandy beaches where western Europe’s freedom was bought.
Yesterday the 89-year-old returned home to a hero’s welcome, exhausted by his trip, but proud of having fulfilled his promise.
“I’ve had a great time. I’m really pleased I did it,” he said. “All the men and the women who took part that day 70 years are heroes, especially the ones that never came home.” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/10883278/Heros-welcome-for-runaway-D-Day-veteran.html