New York state is honoring about a hundred World War II veterans during a D-Day ceremony on Long Island.

The veterans being honored on Thursday — the 75th anniversary of D-Day — include three who saw action there: 97-year-old Army veteran Philip DiMarco; 96 year-old Army veteran Frank DePergola; and 93-year-old Navy veteran Charles Cino.

The event is being held at the Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook University.

D-Day veteran Frank De Pergola, 96, poses with his wartime service photo prior to a 75th anniversary ceremony, Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook, N.Y. DePergola served as an army combat infantryman in Normandy, and then in the Battle of the Bulge. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
D-Day veteran Frank De Pergola, 96, poses with his wartime service photo prior to a 75th anniversary ceremony, Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook, N.Y. DePergola served as an army combat infantryman in Normandy, and then in the Battle of the Bulge. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

More than 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy in northwest France on June 6, 1944.

The Battle of Normandy was a turning point in the war. It helped bring about Nazi Germany’s defeat in May 1945.

Philip Di Marco, center, a D-Day veteran, is comforted by Samantha Calandrino, a volunteer coordinator with the Long Island State Veterans Home, during a 75th anniversary ceremony, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Stony Brook, N.Y.  Di Marco was part of the First Wave of soldiers storming the beach at Normandy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Philip Di Marco, center, a D-Day veteran, is comforted by Samantha Calandrino, a volunteer coordinator with the Long Island State Veterans Home, during a 75th anniversary ceremony, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Stony Brook, N.Y. Di Marco was part of the First Wave of soldiers storming the beach at Normandy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
D-Day veteran Philip Di Marco, participates in a 75th anniversary ceremony at the Long Island State Veterans Home after receiving the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Stony Brook, N.Y. Di Marco was part of the First Wave of soldiers storming the beach at Normandy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
D-Day veteran Philip Di Marco, participates in a 75th anniversary ceremony at the Long Island State Veterans Home after receiving the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Stony Brook, N.Y. Di Marco was part of the First Wave of soldiers storming the beach at Normandy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
D-Day veteran Philip Di Marco holds his wartime service photo during a 75th anniversary ceremony at the Long Island State Veterans Home, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Stony Brook, N.Y.  Di Marco was part of the First Wave of soldiers storming the beach at Normandy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
D-Day veteran Philip Di Marco holds his wartime service photo during a 75th anniversary ceremony at the Long Island State Veterans Home, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Stony Brook, N.Y. Di Marco was part of the First Wave of soldiers storming the beach at Normandy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
D-Day veterans Frank De Pergola, left, Philip Di Marco, center, and Charles Cino, right, are joined by family and members of the U.S. Army during a 75th anniversary ceremony at the Long Island State Veterans Home, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Stony Brook, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
D-Day veterans Frank De Pergola, left, Philip Di Marco, center, and Charles Cino, right, are joined by family and members of the U.S. Army during a 75th anniversary ceremony at the Long Island State Veterans Home, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Stony Brook, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Jim Martinelli is part of the color guard during a 75th Anniversary of D-Day ceremony, Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook, N.Y. Martinelli, of Lindenhurst, N.Y., is wearing a photo of his son, Anthony Martinelli, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Jim Martinelli is part of the color guard during a 75th Anniversary of D-Day ceremony, Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook, N.Y. Martinelli, of Lindenhurst, N.Y., is wearing a photo of his son, Anthony Martinelli, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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