US President Donald Trump is touring to the Normandy seashores to mark three-quarters of a century since People and their allies stormed the shore in a bid to wrest Europe from the Nazis.
“We’re gathered right here on freedom’s altar,” Trump will say in his remarks, in accordance with excerpts of the speech supplied by the White Home. “On these shores, on these bluffs, on this present day 75 years in the past, 10,000 males shed their blood — and hundreds sacrificed their lives — for his or her brothers, for his or her international locations, and for the survival of liberty.”
Trump is the most recent in a string of presidents to mark the anniversary of D-Day in France, every successive ceremony seeing fewer and fewer of the veterans who carried out the harrowing mission make it again to the windswept cliffs and stretches of sand. Now of their 90s, and of a thinning era with first-hand reminiscence of the struggle, these veterans will be a part of Trump and different world leaders to mark the event close to the American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer.
Trump is anticipated to ship remarks and meet with among the few remaining survivors from that day — lots of whom had been youngsters after they acquired their orders. Later he’ll sit for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron earlier than departing for his golf course in Eire, the place he’s spending two nights.