Thursday marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day, when American, British, and Canadian troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, to liberate Europe from Nazi occupation. Approximately 6,600 American troops were killed, wounded, or counted as missing in action in the Normandy invasion.
President Donald Trump participated in a ceremony commemorating D-Day’s 75th anniversary at the Normandy American Cemetery. Speaking to more than 170 U.S. veterans of World War II – including more than 60 of the men who landed on D-Day – he said, “You are among the very greatest Americans who will ever live. You’re the pride of our nation. You are the glory of our republic. And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
Nolan Peterson, a former special operations pilot and combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, is The Daily Signal’s foreign correspondent. He reflected on the sacrifice of these men: American Soldiers on D-Day Set the Bar for Courage
Emma Watkins, a research assistant for Heritage’s Center for National Defense, and Alexandra Marotta, a member of Heritage’s Summer 2019 Young Leaders Program, explain why the sacrifices at Normandy must never be forgotten: Read it here on The Daily Signal.
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