NORMANDY, FRANCE – This week the 75th Anniversary of D-Day was commemorated in England and France. The last veterans, military service members, world leaders and dignitaries – including Queen Elizabeth II and President Donald Trump – took part in events commemorating D-Day in Portsmouth, England on Wednesday. On Thursday, President Trump attended commemoration events in Normandy, France with French President Macron and other world leaders.
During Operation Overlord more than 160,000 Allied troops invaded Western Europe on June 6, 1944. This day is better known as D-Day. German forces were overwhelmed by the large military operation overwhelming German forces in what proved to be a major turning point in World War II.
Ahead of the commemorations, 16 countries, including the United States and United Kingdom, issued a historic statement to mark the anniversary. The statement said the countries affirm their shared responsibility “to ensure the horror of the Second World War is never repeated.”
Other commemorative events are taking place across the English Channel in France, where Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day.