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Scottsdale resident Stan Dale said he got idea of taking U.S. soil to the beaches in Normandy on the 70th anniversary of D-Day to bring American soldiers who died there a little bit of home. (Photo courtesy Stan Dale)

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Arizona man carries tribute to Normandy for D-Day

When thousands descend on the beaches of Normandy Friday for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, the crowds are expected to include tourists, veterans and major world leaders there to mark the day.