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France: Trump calls Franco-American bond 'unbreakable' on D-Day anniversary02:39

France: Trump calls Franco-American bond 'unbreakable' on D-Day anniversary

France, Colleville-sur-Mer
June 6, 2019 at 12:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Donald Trump called the Franco-American bond "unbreakable" during a speech at the D-Day 75th anniversary celebrations in Normandy on Thursday. During the ceremony, French President Emmanuel Macron thanked US veterans.

"Our cherished alliance was forged in the heat of battle, tested in the trials of war and proven in the blessings of peace. Our bond is unbreakable," Trump said during his speech.

During the ceremony, Macron awarded several veterans with the order of Knight of the Legion of Honour, the highest order of merit in the French military.

"We know what we owe to you veterans; our freedom. On behalf of my nation, I just want to say, 'Thank you,'" Macron said.

World Leaders from 16 countries gathered in Normandy for the celebrations. Trump’s visit to France came after a three-day state visit in the United Kingdom and a brief stop in Ireland to meet with Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

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US President Donald Trump called the Franco-American bond "unbreakable" during a speech at the D-Day 75th anniversary celebrations in Normandy on Thursday. During the ceremony, French President Emmanuel Macron thanked US veterans.

"Our cherished alliance was forged in the heat of battle, tested in the trials of war and proven in the blessings of peace. Our bond is unbreakable," Trump said during his speech.

During the ceremony, Macron awarded several veterans with the order of Knight of the Legion of Honour, the highest order of merit in the French military.

"We know what we owe to you veterans; our freedom. On behalf of my nation, I just want to say, 'Thank you,'" Macron said.

World Leaders from 16 countries gathered in Normandy for the celebrations. Trump’s visit to France came after a three-day state visit in the United Kingdom and a brief stop in Ireland to meet with Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

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