President Trump Commemorates 75th Anniversary Of D-Day in France
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France. -- President Trump is remembering the sacrifice and victory of the men who landed on the beaches of Normandy 75 years ago.
President Trump spoke among other leaders and veterans at the Normandy American Cemetery, where 9,088 Americans are buried.
"Today we remember thos who fell and all those who fought here in Normandy," Trump said. "We are gathered here on freedom's alter. On these shores, on these bluffs, on this day 75 years ago 10,000 men shed their blood and thousands sacrificed their lives."
Trump said their sacrifice was made for the survival of liberty. The President called American veterans of World War Two the greatest generation that ever lived.
Trump said the debt owed by the world is everlasting to those who took part in D-Day, the great crusade that Trump said helped vanquish the "wicked tyranny of the Nazi empire from the face of the earth."
He credited the thousands of paratroopers who dropped in behind enemy lines the night before the largest naval invasion in history.
He praised those 130,000 men as "citizens of free and independents nations united in their duty to compatriots and millions yet unborn."
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