Stalin Now Part of D-Day Memorial

Some veterans objected to inclusion of dictator's image

By Matthew Stawarz
|  Thursday, Jun 3, 2010  |  Updated 2:38 PM EDT
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Stalin Now Part of D-Day Memorial

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A bust of Joseph Stalin is now in place at the National D-Day Memorial in Virginia.

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Despite the protests of some veterans and volunteers, there is now a bust of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in place at at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va.

The controversial piece arrived just in time for Sunday’s 66th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy during World War II.
 
Stalin’s bust joins those of presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
 
The National D-Day Memorial Foundation defended its decision, insisting the bust is not meant to honor Stalin.

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