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USA: D-Day remembered at WWII memorial in Washington DC02:24

USA: D-Day remembered at WWII memorial in Washington DC

United States, Washington DC
June 6, 2019 at 04:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

A rememberance ceremony to mark 75 years since the Allied invasion of Normandy was held at the World War II Memorial in Washington DC on Wednesday. Volunteers read the names of soldiers and officers who died during the operation and are buried at Normandy American Cemetery in France.

“It wasn’t just a military battle, it wasn’t just an effort to defeat the horrible forces of fascism. The invasion that day just the very fact of the invasion created a tremendous amount of hope in people who have lived under oppression and had been waiting for that day," said Tim Kaine, a US Senator from Virginia.

Nearly 4,500 US soldiers and officers were killed during the first day of landings in Normandy in 1944. US President Donald Trump will be attending the ceremony there on Thursday.

USA: D-Day remembered at WWII memorial in Washington DC02:24
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A rememberance ceremony to mark 75 years since the Allied invasion of Normandy was held at the World War II Memorial in Washington DC on Wednesday. Volunteers read the names of soldiers and officers who died during the operation and are buried at Normandy American Cemetery in France.

“It wasn’t just a military battle, it wasn’t just an effort to defeat the horrible forces of fascism. The invasion that day just the very fact of the invasion created a tremendous amount of hope in people who have lived under oppression and had been waiting for that day," said Tim Kaine, a US Senator from Virginia.

Nearly 4,500 US soldiers and officers were killed during the first day of landings in Normandy in 1944. US President Donald Trump will be attending the ceremony there on Thursday.