Heads Bowed, Flags Raised: World Leaders and Veterans Remember D-Day

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Exactly 70 years after Allied troops launched one of history’s most important battles at the beaches of Normandy, France, thousands returned to the beaches of Normandy and paid tribute together. But it wasn’t just in Normandy that people commemorated D-Day. Across America, world leaders, dignitaries and World War II veterans paused, taking a few moments “to remember why America and our allies gave so much for the survival of liberty at its moment of maximum peril,” as Obama put it on Friday. See also: ‘Full Victory — Nothing Else’: Iconic D-Day Images for Its 70th Anniversary At the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France where Obama spoke, nearly 9,400 American soldiers are buried…

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