[Colleville-sur-Mer, France; June 5. Image via Getty]

A child walks at the American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer on June 5, 2009. Preparations are underway for the upcoming D-Day celebrations to mark the 65th anniversary of the June 6, 1944 allied landings in France, then occupied by Nazi Germany. US President Barack Obama is to lead commemorations attended by thousands of Americans on June 6 at the ceremony above Omaha Beach, where more than 9,000 US troops fought and died in June 1944. AFP PHOTO / MARCEL MOCHET (Photo credit should read MARCEL MOCHET/AFP/Getty Images)