Hoeven Marks 75th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy
NORMANDY, FRANCE – Senator John Hoeven today marked the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion during World War II in Normandy as part of a Congressional delegation. Hoeven and the delegation joined President Donald J. Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron at an official ceremony at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, where 73 North Dakota servicemembers are buried.
The senator also met with WWII veterans from the U.S. who also made the trip for this special occasion, as well as General Tod Wolters, commander of U.S. European Command (EUCOM) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
“On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we commemorate the incredible valor and heroism of U.S. servicemembers and the Allied forces who fought on behalf of freedom and liberty around the world,” said Hoeven. “We can never repay the debt we owe to all those who fought and the many who perished during the invasion of Normandy, and we should always remember their sacrifice. It is truly an honor to be able to join WWII veterans in Normandy for this tremendous occasion.”
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