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Panama City Army Officer Will Travel to France for D-Day Ceremony

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2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the Normandy invasion of France, on Sunday morning there will be a wreath laying ceremony to honor all that died on June 6th 1944.

"I have a tremendous opportunity to represent the United States and the United States army at Normandy France on Memorial Day weekend," says Panama City resident Major General Mark McQueen. McQueen promotion to Deputy Commanding General, for Manpower and Reserve Affairs last fall.

Friday morning he will be heading for France to represent the United States and the people of a Bay County, speaking at the wreath lying ceremony honoring the men that died on that beach so many years ago.

"Panama City is just an incredible community and to be connected from panama city and to go forward and do this in France is just a tremendous opportunity there are a lot of folks here in panama city that do a lot of things not just here in our community but that reach around the world and I am glad to be just one small part of that," says McQueen.

On Monday afternoon he will be laying another memorial wreath in Brittany France.