World Leaders Join To Commemorate 75th Anniversary Of D-Day

On June 6, 2019, world leaders from 13 different Allied countries met in France to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. The collection of figureheads included people from Canada, Australia, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Denmark, France, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Poland.

D-Day, the Allied Forces’ most bloody and intense clash, was an affront by air and by sea. 7,000 boats and a plethora of airplanes carried nearly 150,000 soldiers close to France’s northeastern coast. The combined effort produced one of the highest casualty counts associated with any exercise during the war. Yet, it also turned the tide for Allied forces by helping them regain critical territory, and eventually, overthrow Hitler’s Nazi Germany.

Of course, our own President Donald Trump was present for this year’s important celebration of sacrifice, as was Germany’s Angela Merkel, France’s Emmanuel Macron, and Britain’s Theresa May. Each had something unique to share about D-Day, World War II, and the many great sacrifices made to save the world at the time.

Trump offered the same iconic prayer Teddy Roosevelt delivered on home soil over the radio as D-Day unfolded in 1944. And why wouldn’t he? These words still ring true, even today:

“Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity,” Trump said. “They will need Thy blessings. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.”

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