World War II Veteran Honored With American Flag

INDIAN ISLAND, Maine (WABI) - A 93-year-old World War II Veteran got quite a nice surprise in honor of Veterans Day.

Charles Norman shay of Indian Island received an American flag from Senator Angus King that was flown over the nation's capitol.

King says it was a humbling experience for all in attendance.

Shay is a Penobscot Tribal Elder and served as a medic during the D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6th, 1944.

"I was fortunate to make it and I contribute my life that day to the prayers of my mother," said World War II Veteran, Charles Norman Shay.

"This fellow was in D-Day. He was there at 8:30 in the morning on the beach and to hear the story and what his life was like afterwards going to Korea, serving his country, I mean all the things he's done. I mean, what an experience," says Senator Angus King.

Earlier this year, the 'Charles Shay Indian Memorial' was dedicated in Normandy, France to honor the service of Native Americans in World War II.