Though Woodson died at the age of 83, his widow, Joann, is still fighting to get him the Medal of Honor he was denied.
The soldiers that fought on D-Day are "the last great generation."
And to soothe the nerves of families, he has also been filming live for Facebook several ceremonies and wreathlayings.
The coronavirus lockdown has turned this year's remembrance into one of the eeriest ever.
Historian Rob Citino describes the most perilous jobs American troops performed to help make D-Day a WWII turning point.
Rev. Ignatius Maternowski is believed to be the only American chaplain to die on D-Day.
It is clear, the letter says, that Woodson did not receive the medal during World War II "because of the color of his skin."
The statue at Utah Beach is the first one located outside the United States.
"While the intent to invade could not be concealed, the location had to be if there was going to be any chance of success."
President Trump on Thursday lauded the heroism of American and Allied service members who participated in the D-Day invasion.
The campaign of President Donald Trump released a letter from 235 retired senior officers backing his re-election.
The news comes four years after the Air Force laid out initial plans for what its future fighter jets might look like.
The recent exercises were one of many the Air Force is conducting to test its Advanced Battle Management System.
A veteran of the Marine Corps and Army National Guard, he went through boot camp more than four decades ago.
Cmdr. Robert Arias is at least the third Navy commander removed from his job in recent weeks.