Nursing Home Tells Soldier He Can’t Go to Normandy – So He Sneaks Out and Goes Anyway

In a remarkable story out of Great Britain on the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, 89-year old Bernard Jordan snuck out of his nursing home and made his way to Normandy for an anniversary celebration.

The 89-year old was denied permission to go to the event by the nursing home where he lives, but on Thursday evening the home reported the man missing. Police began searching for him in earnest.

Local authorities were soon contacted by a younger veteran who had spoken to Mr. Jordan on the way to Normandy and were told that he was fine, attending the day’s events and staying at a local hotel.

Trending: Young Autistic Boy Screams for Help as Bullies Nail Wooden Plank to His Head


take our poll - story continues below

Did Trump Go Too Far With His "Democrats Don't Like It Here, They Can Leave" Quote?

  • Did Trump Go Too Far With His "Democrats Don't Like It Here, They Can Leave" Quote?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Eagle Rising updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.




The home where Mr. Jordan lives has said that “Mr Jordan has full capacity, which means that he can come and go from the home as he pleases, which he does on most days. At no stage was he banned from going to the commemorations.”

Whatever his reasons for leaving unannounced, it certainly does sound like something a veteran of the landing would do. These were some of the bravest and most courageous men our world has ever seen… willing to charge up a defenseless beach towards an enemy who had the superior ground and heavy weaponry – all for the sake of saving a continent.

We salute Mr. Jordan and recommend that no one ever try to tell him what to do again. He’s earned the right to go where he pleases, when he pleases.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

Send this to a friend