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78th anniversary of Allied troops’ Normandy landings commemorated

78th D-Day anniversary observed. World leaders pay tribute to the Allied troops.

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June 6th marked 78 years since D-Day when Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy as a part of Operation Overlord to liberate Nazi-occupied north-west Europe during World War 2.
World War 2 veterans and other French and international visitors gathered in Normandy for the 78th D-Day anniversary and paid tribute to the nearly 160,000 Allied troops that landed on Normandy’s beaches to fight for freedom.
People also attended a ceremony at the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach (one of the five D-Day beaches) in the French town of Colleville-Sur-Mer. The visitors applauded the over 20 World War 2 veterans present at the ceremony.
Several world leaders, including US President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau, also honored the Allied troops.
Biden tweeted, “Today, we mark 78 years since D-Day and honor those who answered duty’s call on the beaches of Normandy. We must never forget their service and sacrifice in defense of freedom, and we must strive every day to live up to the ideals they fought to defend.”

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