Wicker Commemorates 75th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy

June 6, 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., participated in a bipartisan Senate delegation to Normandy, France, for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion by Allied forces during World War II. The 17-senator delegation joined President Donald J. Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron at an official ceremony at the American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer to mark the milestone.

“On the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, there is no place I would rather be than Normandy, where I can trace the footsteps of the thousands of American soldiers who stormed these beaches and began the liberation of a continent,” Wicker said. “The men who fought, bled, and died here helped end Nazi tyranny in Europe and changed the course of world history. Their courage and devotion to duty will never be forgotten. As the son of a World War II veteran who served in the European theatre, I am especially thankful for their sacrifice. Today, I join all Americans in honoring these heroes.”

The D-Day 75th anniversary ceremony was attended by more than 150 veterans, U.S. elected officials, U.S. armed service members, dignitaries from our allied partners in the French government, and other participants.

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