The world is remembering the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. President Trump, Queen Elizabeth, and other leaders gathered yesterday in Portsmouth, England, a day before the anniversary of the largest amphibious invasion in human history.
In all, more than four-thousand soldiers died in the opening hours of the Normandy invasion, a move that opened a second front against Nazi Germany. When it was done? More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the end of World War Two.
The ceremony was marked with speeches and stories of what General Eisenhower called the "Great Crusade." Around 300 American and British war veterans were there to remember one of the most pivotal moments of the 20th Century. More events will be held today in France - D-Day veterans will be joined by President Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron.
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Source: CBS News