D-Day Anniversary Commemorations – June 6 and the Normandy invasion
A series of events are being held across France to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Events include: –
A service held at Bayeux Cathedral attended by veterans, Prince Charles and Camilla, Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron
Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron have joined D-Day veterans in northern France for a second day of events to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion.
A lone piper played to mark the moment when the first UK soldiers went ashore.
At an inauguration ceremony, Mrs May told veterans “thank you”, while Mr Macron said we owe them “our freedom”.
US President Donald Trump is accompanying Mr Macron at the US war cemetery at Omaha Beach.
Hundreds of veterans have gathered in Normandy for the anniversary of the largest combined land, air and naval operation in history.
Mr Macron and Mrs May – in one of her final engagements as Conservative leader – were in Ver-sur-Mer to see the first stone laid for a memorial to commemorate the 22,442 British troops who died there in the summer of 1944.
The memorial, which overlooks Gold Beach, depicts three soldiers advancing across the beach.
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