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D-Day 2019

7:33 PM6/1/2019
A U.S. Army Paratrooper assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, greets World War II veterans during a memorial ceremony in Bricquebec-en-Contin, France, June 1, 2019. The annual ceremony is held to honor the lives of crewmen of the two B-17’s that were shot down near the towns of Bricquebec and Rocheville. Highlighting the strength of the U.S. commitment to European security, U.S. military personnel and equipment will support and commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 - most commonly known as D-Day. The largest multi-national amphibious attack and operational military airdrop in history, D-Day is considered the beginning of the end of WWII in Europe.
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D-Day 2019

7:37 PM6/1/2019
Mr. Harold Stephens, a World War II Veteran who served with 246th Signal Operations Company, 1st Army, participates in a memorial ceremony in Bricquebec-en-Contin, France, June 1, 2019. The annual ceremony is held to honor the lives of crewmen of the two B-17’s that were shot down near the towns of Bricquebec and Rocheville. Highlighting the strength of the U.S. commitment to European security, U.S. military personnel and equipment will support and commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 - most commonly known as D-Day. The largest multi-national amphibious attack and operational military airdrop in history, D-Day is considered the beginning of the end of WWII in Europe.
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D-Day 2019

7:39 PM6/1/2019
A U.S. Army Paratrooper and French official lay a wreath at the base of a memorial during a ceremony in Bricquebec-en-Contin, France, June 1, 2019. The annual ceremony is held to honor the lives of crewmen of the two B-17’s that were shot down near the towns of Bricquebec and Rocheville. Highlighting the strength of the U.S. commitment to European security, U.S. military personnel and equipment will support and commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 - most commonly known as D-Day. The largest multi-national amphibious attack and operational military airdrop in history, D-Day is considered the beginning of the end of WWII in Europe.
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8:07 AM6/2/2019
A U.S. Air Force C-130 flies over a memorial ceremony in Bricquebec-en-Contin, France, June 1, 2019. The annual ceremony is held to honor the lives of crewmen of the two B-17’s that were shot down near the towns of Bricquebec and Rocheville. Highlighting the strength of the U.S. commitment to European security, U.S. military personnel and equipment will support and commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 - most commonly known as D-Day. The largest multi-national amphibious attack and operational military airdrop in history, D-Day is considered the beginning of the end of WWII in Europe.
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D-Day 2019

8:12 AM6/2/2019
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division take a picture with a young French girl at the Carentan Logistic Support Area at Hippodrome Maurice de Folleville in Carentan, France, June 1, 2019. Highlighting the strength of the U.S. commitment to European security, U.S. military personnel and equipment will support and commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 - most commonly known as D-Day. The largest multi-national amphibious attack and operational military airdrop in history, D-Day is considered the beginning of the end of WWII in Europe.
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8:17 AM6/2/2019
French ceremony participants greet World War II veterans during a memorial ceremony in Bricquebec-en-Contin, France, June 1, 2019. The annual ceremony is held to honor the lives of crewmen of the two B-17’s that were shot down near the towns of Bricquebec and Rocheville. Highlighting the strength of the U.S. commitment to European security, U.S. military personnel and equipment will support and commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 - most commonly known as D-Day. The largest multi-national amphibious attack and operational military airdrop in history, D-Day is considered the beginning of the end of WWII in Europe.
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D-Day 2019

7:29 AM6/3/2019
Soldiers with 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, conduct flight training with a CH-47 Chinook over La Pointe Du Hoc, France, June 1, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the World War II Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Apolonia L. Gaspar/ Released)
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D-Day 2019

7:32 AM6/3/2019
Eugene Kleindel, a World War II veteran with the 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, left, and Tom Ingram, a World War II veteran with the 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, right, shake hands with French residents June 2, 2019, at Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ryan Rayno)
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D-Day 2019

7:35 AM6/3/2019
A World War II veteran shakes hands with a Korean War veteran during a memorial ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, June 2, 2019. The cemetery site contains the graves of more than 9,380 U.S. service members - most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. This memorial ceremony is one of over eighty events happening during the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy.
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D-Day 2019

10:36 AM6/3/2019
A World War II veteran takes a photo with French service members during a memorial ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, June 2, 2019. The cemetery site contains the graves of more than 9,380 U.S. Service members - most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. This memorial ceremony is one of over eighty events happening during the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy.
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D-Day 2019

10:44 AM6/3/2019
American Battle Monuments Commission staff members fold a U.S. flag during a memorial ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, June 2, 2019. The cemetery site contains the graves of more than 9,380 U.S. Service members - most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. This memorial ceremony is one of over eighty events happening during the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy.
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D-Day 2019

10:47 AM6/3/2019
World War II veterans, Mr. John Carroll and Mr. Clifford Goodall, enjoy a laugh while participating in a memorial ceremony in Bricquebec-en-Contin, France, June 1, 2019. The annual ceremony is held to honor the lives of crewmen of the two B-17’s that were shot down near the towns of Bricquebec and Rocheville. Highlighting the strength of the U.S. commitment to European security, U.S. military personnel and equipment will support and commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 - most commonly known as D-Day. The largest multi-national amphibious attack and operational military airdrop in history, D-Day is considered the beginning of the end of WWII in Europe.
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D-Day 2019

6:18 PM6/3/2019
WWII veterans pay respect to the U.S. flag at the 30th ID Old Hickory memorial ceremony on June 2 at Mortain, France. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Alied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dommnique Washington, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.
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D-Day 2019

6:19 PM6/3/2019
U.S. Soldiers ride with French reenactors during a parade at a commemoration ceremony honoring the 30th Infantry Division “Old Hickory” at Mortain, France, June 2, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Coleville sur Mer. (U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger)
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D-Day 2019

10:57 AM6/4/2019
Major General Eugene J. LeBoeuf, the Commanding General of the 79th Theater Sustainment Command, shakes hands with soldiers prior to a speech during a memorial ceremony at the U.S. Air Force monument in Picauville, France, June 3, 2019. The ceremony honors the contributions of the 90th Infantry Division and the U.S. Air Force contributions to the liberation of Picauville, one of the first towns liberated by Allied forces after the D-Day landings. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer.
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D-Day 2019

10:59 AM6/4/2019
190603-N-TV337-1082 U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Conn, senior enlisted leader, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), receives the game ball from Laris Bindian before the Remembrance Bowl 2019 in Carentan, France. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Coleville sur Mer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert J. Baldock)
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D-Day 2019

11:06 AM6/4/2019
From left to right, U.S. Army Col. Joseph Escandon, commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Helen Patton, granddaughter of Gen. George Patton, Laris Bindian and Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Conn, Command Sgt. Maj. of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, pose during the Remembrance Bowl 2019 on June 3, 2019 at Corentan, France. The game commemorates a football game organized by 101st Airborne Division, but cancelled due to the Battle of the Bulge.
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D-Day 2019

11:09 AM6/4/2019
U.S. Soldiers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, participate in the Remembrance Bowl 2019 at Carentan, France on June 3, 2019. The game commemorates a football game organized by 101st Airborne Division, but cancelled due to the Battle of the Bulge.
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D-Day 2019

10:21 AM6/5/2019
Rangers assigned to the U.S. Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment rehearse their ascent of the battle worn cliff-face of Pointe du Hoc on the northwestern coast of Normandy, France, on June 4, 2019. During the American assault of Omaha and Utah beaches on June 4, 1944, U.S. Army Rangers scaled the 100-foot cliffs of Pointe du Hoc and seized the German artillery pieces that could have fired on the American landing troops at Omaha and Utah beaches. At a high cost of life, they successfully defended against determined German counterattacks.
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D-Day 2019

10:28 AM6/5/2019
A young French boy salutes during a ceremony on June 4, 2019 to honor U.S. contributions to liberate Picauville, France, as part of commemorations honoring the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day.
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D-Day 2019

10:39 AM6/5/2019
U.S. Army Soldiers from various units in formation in preparation for a historic 10k march throughout the D-Day battle sites of Picauville, France, on June 3, 2019 as part of commemorations honoring the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day.
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D-Day 2019

10:42 AM6/5/2019
Maj. Gen. John Williams, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa; Commander, Allied Air Command, takes a photo with a young French boy during a memorial ceremony on June 4, 2019 to honor U.S. contributions to liberate Picauville, France.
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D-Day 2019

10:45 AM6/5/2019
Picauville Mayor Philippe Catherine (left), greets Maj. Gen. John Williams (center), Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa; Commander, Allied Air Command, during a memorial ceremony on June 4, 2019 to honor U.S. contributions to liberate Picauville, France.
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D-Day 2019

9:10 AM6/6/2019
U.S. Soldiers with 75th Ranger Regiment scale the cliffs like Rangers did during Operation Overload 75 years ago at Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Normandy, France, June 5, 2019 as part of commemorations of the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day.
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D-Day 2019

9:14 AM6/6/2019
Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Bobby Lynn, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) places American flags on graves at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, June 5, 2019 as part of commemorations of the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day.
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D-Day 2019

9:20 AM6/6/2019
U.S. Service Members assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment reenact the climb of the cliffs at Pointe Du Hoc, Normandy, France, as part of commemorations of the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day.
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D-Day 2019

9:23 AM6/6/2019
A 12-ship of CV-22 Osprey and MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing fly in formation over RAF Mildenhall, England June 5, 2019 as part of commemorations of the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day.
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D-Day 2019

9:28 AM6/6/2019
Pete Shaw, left, WWII veteran, 283rd Field Artillery Battalion, and Russell Pickett, WWII veteran, Company A, 116th Infantry Regiment, salute during the 1st Infantry Division memorial at Omaha Beach, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 3, 2019 as part of commemorations of the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day.
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D-Day 2019

9:30 AM6/6/2019
U.S. Soldiers assigned to 4th Infantry Division present a wreath to the Monument of the 4th Infantry Division at Utah Beach, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Normandy, France, June 4, 2019 as part of commemorations of the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day.
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D-Day 2019

2:34 PM6/6/2019
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith, left, and Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson visit the Normandy American Cemetery. Today marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings along the Normandy coast during World War II.
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D-Day 2019

2:38 PM6/6/2019
A moment of silence is taken for all the fallen Native American WWII veterans at the Charles Shay memorial ceremony at Omaha Beach, France, June 5, 2019, part of commemorations honoring the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day
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D-Day 2019

2:40 PM6/6/2019
Tom Rice, WWII veteran from the Army's 101st Airborne Division, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, jumps out of a C-47, into Carentan, France, June 6, 2019, to recreate his D-Day parachute jump, 75 years ago. Hundreds of parachutists participated in jumps over Normandy June 1-9, recreating airborne operations, U.S. soldiers made on June 6, 1944.
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D-Day 2019

2:43 PM6/6/2019
Members of the 420th Munitions Squadron render a salute during a dedication ceremony at RAF Welford’s Memorial Grove on June 4, 2019, part of commemorations honoring the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day
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D-Day 2019

2:47 PM6/6/2019
General Paul M. Nakasone, commander of U. S. Cyber Command, escorts WWII veteran Charles Shay to the Charles Shay memorial ceremony at Omaha Beach, France June 5, 2019, part of commemorations honoring the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day.
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D-Day 2019

7:26 PM6/6/2019
President Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, speaks at the 75th D-Day Anniversary ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019.
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D-Day 2019

7:28 PM6/6/2019
World War II veterans, members of our nations “Greatest Generation”, participate in the 75th D-Day Anniversary ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019.
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D-Day 2019

7:29 PM6/6/2019
World War II veterans, members of our nations “Greatest Generation”, participate in the 75th D-Day Anniversary ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019.
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D-Day 2019

7:30 PM6/6/2019
A U. S. Army Soldier sings the national anthem at the 75th D-Day Anniversary ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019.
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D-Day 2019

7:31 PM6/6/2019
World War II veterans, members of our nations “Greatest Generation”, participate in the 75th D-Day Anniversary ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019.
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D-Day 2019

7:32 PM6/6/2019
President Donald J. Trump speaks at the 75th D-Day Anniversary ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019.
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D-Day 2019

10:01 AM6/7/2019
190606-N-YG104-0014 NORMANDY, France (June 06, 2019) President Donald J. Trump applauds D-Day veterans at a ceremony honoring the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. American and French military members are joining our nation’s leaders to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives in defense of their nation on that fateful day. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sarah Villegas)
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D-Day 2019

10:03 AM6/7/2019
190606-N-YG104-0011 NORMANDY, France (June 06, 2019) President Donald J. Trump speaks at the ceremony honoring the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. American and French military members are joining our nation’s leaders to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives in defense of their nation on that fateful day. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sarah Villegas)
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D-Day 2019

10:09 AM6/7/2019
U.S. President and First Lady, alongside French First Lady greet World War II veterans during the 75th D-Day Anniversary ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day.
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D-Day 2019

10:13 AM6/7/2019
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 529 Military Police Battalion Honor Guard fire a 21 gun salute from their Howitzer canons during the commemoration ceremony of the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, June 6, 2019. The ceremony is the apex of more than 80 events commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history and highlighted the U.S. steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, to converge in northwestern France to take part in the events that began June 1 and will continue until June 9. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Kevin Sterling Payne)
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D-Day 2019

10:16 AM6/7/2019
French First Lady Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron, U.S. President Donald J. Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump walk through a colors cordon during the commemoration ceremony of the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, June 6, 2019. The ceremony is the apex of more than 80 events commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history and highlighted the U.S. steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, to converge in northwestern France to take part in the events that began June 1 and will continue until June 9. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Andy M. Kin)
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D-Day 2019

10:17 AM6/7/2019
First Lady Melania Trump, U.S. President Donald J. Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, and French First Lady Brigitte Macron, with a member of the American Battle Monuments Commission study a map of the D-Day landings at an Omaha beach overlook during the commemoration ceremony of the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, June 6, 2019. The ceremony is the apex of more than 80 events commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history and highlighted the U.S. steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, to converge in northwestern France to take part in the events that began June 1 and will continue until June 9. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Kevin Sterling Payne)
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D-Day 2019

10:19 AM6/7/2019
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump places flowers at the grave of an American service member buried at the Normandy American Cemetery, June 6, 2019. The First Lady, U.S. President Donald J. Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, and French First Lady Brigitte Macron were at the cemetery to take part in a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The ceremony is the apex of more than 80 events commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlighted the U.S. steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Edward A. Salcedo)
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D-Day 2019

10:21 AM6/7/2019
A World War II veteran, and members of our nations “Greatest Generation”, rejoices in the crowd at the 75th D-Day Anniversary ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day.
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D-Day 2019

10:23 AM6/7/2019
U.S. President Donald J. Trump delivers a speech in honor of all World War II veterans during the commemoration ceremony of the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, June 6, 2019. The ceremony is the apex of more than 80 events commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history and highlighted the U.S. steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, to converge in northwestern France to take part in the events that began June 1 and will continue until June 9. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Andy M. Kin)
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D-Day 2019

1:16 PM6/7/2019
Service members stand at attention to welcome U.S. President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to the commemoration ceremony of the 75th anniversary of D-Day along with French President Emmanuel Macron and French First Lady Brigitte Macron at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, June 6, 2019. The ceremony is the apex of more than 80 events commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlighted the U.S. steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, to converge in northwestern France to take part in the events that began June 1 and will continue until June 9. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Austin Lockhart)
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D-Day 2019

1:24 PM6/7/2019
U.S. Army Colonel Matthew Ingram (center left) and U.S. Navy Captain Robert Hight (center right) display a memorial wreath during the JIOCEUR Analytic Center (JAC) 75th Anniversary of D-Day Ceremony at RAF Molesworth, England on June 6, 2019. During the ceremony, the JAC and RAF Molesworth community honored the men and women that served at the base in support of Operation Overlord and other D-Day operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by MSgt. Brian Kimball)
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D-Day 2019

1:26 PM6/7/2019
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan McBee holds a memorial wreath during the JIOCEUR Analytic Center (JAC) 75th Anniversary of D-Day Ceremony at RAF Molesworth, England on June 6, 2019. During the ceremony, the JAC and RAF Molesworth community honored the men and women that served at the base in support of Operation Overlord and other D-Day operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by MSgt. Brian Kimball)
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D-Day 2019

2:45 PM6/7/2019
U.S. President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pose with Rangers from the 75th Ranger Regiment as well as a D-Day WWII veteran at the commemoration ceremony of the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, June 6, 2019. The ceremony is the apex of more than 80 events commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlighted the U.S. steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, to converge in northwestern France to take part in the events that began June 1 and will continue until June 9. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Austin Lockhart)
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D-Day 2019

2:46 PM6/7/2019
U.S. Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division and other dignitaries render a salute the at the American monument after laying bouquets in a ceremony to honor of the tactical and strategic leaders of Operation Overlord at Utah Beach, Sainte Marie du Mont, France, June 6, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Yvonne Najera)
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D-Day 2019

2:48 PM6/7/2019
U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul Lopez, F-22 Demo Team pilot, flies alongside Maj. Garret Schmitz, F-16 Viper Demo Team pilot, Capt. Andrew Olson, F-35 Demo Team pilot, and Mr. Andrew McKenna, Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation P-51 Mustang pilot, during the 75th Anniversary D-Day Flyover in Bedford, Va. June 6, 2019. The four-ship formation performed two passes over the National D-Day Memorial to commemorate the service and sacrifice of those who stormed the beaches of Normandy 75 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Samuel Eckholm)
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D-Day 2019

2:49 PM6/7/2019
WWII Veterans and spectators from around the world for the 75th D-Day Anniversary ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Emily Houdershieldt)
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D-Day 2019

2:54 PM6/7/2019
A bugler with the U.S. Army Europe Band plays "Taps" during a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, at the Normandy American Cemetery in France, June 6, 2019. The ceremony is the apex of more than 80 events commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlighted the U.S. steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Edward A. Salcedo)
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D-Day 2019

2:56 PM6/7/2019
U.S. Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff of the Army, speaks at the Sainte Mère Eglise, France monument to commemorate D-Day75, June 6, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Yvonne Najera)
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D-Day 2019

2:57 PM6/7/2019
U.S. Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff of the Army, lays flowers at the Sainte Mère Eglise, France monument to commemorate D-Day75, June 6, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Yvonne Najera)
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D-Day 2019

4:41 PM6/7/2019
Brig. Gen. Robert Frick, Deputy Commanding General- Support, 29th Infantry Division, speaks at the commemoration ceremony for the 29th Infantry division June 7, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Coleville sur Mer.
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D-Day 2019

4:42 PM6/7/2019
The 29th Infantry Division's color guard retires its colors after a commemoration ceremony June 7, 2019 in Veirville-sur-Mer, France. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Coleville sur Mer. U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Andrew W. Mallett
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D-Day 2019

4:43 PM6/7/2019
29th Infantry Division's Color guard present the colors during a commemoration ceremony for the U.S. Service Members that fought lost their lives on D-Day June 7, 2019 at Omaha Beach, Veirville-sur-Mer, France. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Coleville sur Mer. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Andrew W. Mallett)
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D-Day 2019

9:26 AM6/8/2019
190606-N-HT014-1710 Sainte-Marie Du Mont, France (June 6, 2019) U.S. service members joined partnering nations at the Utah Beach commemoration Ceremony, to honor the thousands of American Soldiers who landed and fought at Utah Beach on D-Day. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ernesto Bonilla)
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D-Day 2019

9:29 AM6/8/2019
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) stand in formation during a memorial ceremony in Carentan, France, June 7, 2019. During the ceremony, twenty-one “Screaming Eagle” Soldiers will conduct a reenlistment ceremony, led by General Mark A. Milley, former Deputy Commanding General for the 101st Abn. Divi., and the current U.S. Army Chief of Staff. The ceremony is arranged in the same manner as a June 20, 1944 ceremony in which then Div. Commander Maj. Gen. Maxwell Taylor presented awards to Screaming Eagle Soldiers in the Carentan Town Square, after the city’s liberation.
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D-Day 2019

9:31 AM6/8/2019
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 101st Abn. Div. render a salute during the playing of the national anthem at a memorial ceremony in Carentan, France, June 7, 2019. During the Ceremony, twenty-one “Screaming Eagle” Soldiers will conduct a reenlistment ceremony, led by General Mark A. Milley, former Deputy Commanding General for the 101st Abn. Divi., and the current U.S. Army Chief of Staff. The ceremony is arranged in the same manner as a June 20, 1944 ceremony in which then Div. Commander Maj. Gen. Maxwell Taylor presented awards to Screaming Eagle Soldiers in the Carentan Town Square, after the city’s liberation.
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D-Day 2019

9:32 AM6/8/2019
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) stand in formation during a memorial ceremony in Carentan, France, June 7, 2019. During the ceremony, twenty-one “Screaming Eagle” Soldiers will conduct a reenlistment ceremony, led by General Mark A. Milley, former Deputy Commanding General for the 101st Abn. Divi., and the current U.S. Army Chief of Staff. The ceremony is arranged in the same manner as a June 20, 1944 ceremony in which then Div. Commander Maj. Gen. Maxwell Taylor presented awards to Screaming Eagle Soldiers in the Carentan Town Square, after the city’s liberation.
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D-Day 2019

9:33 AM6/8/2019
World War II Veteran, Tom Rice, greets 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldiers during a memorial ceremony in Carentan, France, June 7, 2019. During the ceremony, twenty-one “Screaming Eagle” Soldiers conducted a reenlistment ceremony, led by General Mark A. Milley, former Deputy Commanding General for the 101st Abn. Div., and the current U.S. Army Chief of Staff. The ceremony is arranged in the same manner as a June 20, 1944 ceremony in which then Div. Commander Maj. Gen. Maxwell Taylor presented awards to Screaming Eagle Soldiers in the Carentan Town Square, after the city’s liberation.
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D-Day 2019

9:35 AM6/8/2019
World War II veteran Tom Rice (from left) renders honors for the playing of the national anthem along with Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley, and Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan D. Barker during the 101st Airborne Division reenlistment ceremony in Carentan, France, June 7, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Apolonia L. Gaspar)
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D-Day 2019

9:36 AM6/8/2019
World War II Veteran, Tom Rice, greets 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldiers during the a memorial ceremony in Carentan, France, June 7, 2019. During the ceremony, twenty-one “Screaming Eagle” Soldiers conducted a reenlistment ceremony, led by General Mark A. Milley, former Deputy Commanding General for the 101st Abn. Div., and the current U.S. Army Chief of Staff. The ceremony is arranged in the same manner as a June 20, 1944 ceremony in which then Div. Commander Maj. Gen. Maxwell Taylor presented awards to Screaming Eagle Soldiers in the Carentan Town Square, after the city’s liberation.
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D-Day 2019

9:37 AM6/8/2019
190607-N-HT014-1785 Sainte-Marie Du Mont, France (June 7, 2019) U.S. Navy SEALs assigned to Naval Special Warfare Unit 2, collect debris after a reenactment of the D-day beach clearing at Utah Beach in period dress, in Sainte-Marie Du Mont, France June 7, 2019. The SEALs cleared the beach in honor of the first combatants of operation Neptune, on Utah Beach, including men from Naval Combat Demolition Units (NCDU). More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ernesto Bonilla)
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D-Day 2019

9:38 AM6/8/2019
U.S. Navy SEALs assigned to Special Warfare Unit 2 re-enact the D-Day mission Navy Combat Demolition Unit Sailors conducted in the cover of darkness to clear the beaches for the main invading force on Utah Beach, June 6, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
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D-Day 2019

9:39 AM6/8/2019
Fleet Master Chief Derrick Walters, the fleet master chief of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and Allied Joint Force Command Naples (center), and U.S. Navy SEALs assigned to Special Warfare Unit 2 re-enact the D-Day mission Navy Combat Demolition Unit Sailors conducted in the cover of darkness to clear the beaches for the main invading force on Utah Beach, June 6, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
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D-Day 2019

9:40 AM6/8/2019
U.S. Navy SEALs assigned to Special Warfare Unit 2 re-enact the D-Day mission Navy Combat Demolition Unit Sailors conducted in the cover of darkness to clear the beaches for the main invading force on Utah Beach, June 6, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
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D-Day 2019

9:41 AM6/8/2019
U.S. Navy SEALs assigned to Special Warfare Unit 2 re-enact the D-Day mission Navy Combat Demolition Unit Sailors conducted in the cover of darkness to clear the beaches for the main invading force on Utah Beach, June 6, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
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D-Day 2019

9:42 AM6/8/2019
Children from the local area perform at a commemoration ceremony in honor of Capt. Rex Combs, a 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment Paratrooper in Chef du Pont, France on June 7, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Coleville sur Mer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Andy M. Kin)
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D-Day 2019

9:44 AM6/8/2019
190606-N-HT014-1711 Sainte-Marie Du Mont, France (June 6, 2019) World War II veteran Mr. Eugene Kleindl gives the crowd a thumbs up upon entering the Utah Beach commemoration Ceremony, to honor the thousands of American Soldiers who landed and fought at Utah Beach on D-Day. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ernesto Bonilla)
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D-Day 2019

9:45 AM6/8/2019
190606-N-HT014-1712 Sainte-Marie Du Mont, France (June 6, 2019) World War II veteran Mr. Eugene Kleindl signs an autograph for a local student after being presented with sand from Utah Beach, at the Utah Beach commemoration ceremony. The commemoration was held to honor the thousands of American Soldiers who landed and fought at Utah Beach on D-Day. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ernesto Bonilla)
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D-Day 2019

7:22 PM6/8/2019
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, stand in formation during a commemoration ceremony in honor of Capt. Rex Combs, a 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment Paratrooper in Chef du Pont, France, June 7, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Coleville sur Mer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Andy M. Kin)
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D-Day 2019

7:23 PM6/8/2019
U.S. Army Col. Arthur Sellers, commander 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, officiates over the commemoration ceremony in honor of Capt. Rex Combs, a 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment Paratrooper in Chef du Pont, France, June 7, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Coleville sur Mer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Andy M. Kin)
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D-Day 2019

7:24 PM6/8/2019
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, stand in formation during a commemoration ceremony in honor of Capt. Rex Combs, a 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment Paratrooper in Chef du Pont, France, June 7, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Coleville sur Mer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Andy M. Kin)
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D-Day 2019

7:26 PM6/8/2019
Submerged in rain, Brig. Gen John Stephens, Regional Health Command, US Army Europe, delivers a speech for the memorial ceremony commemorated to the first advanced headquarters of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force ,SHAEF, and Dwight D. Eisenhower in Tournieres, France on June 7. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dommnique Washington, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.
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D-Day 2019

7:26 PM6/8/2019
Rain covered soldier renders honors at the first advanced headquarters of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force and Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial ceremony in Tournieres, France on June 7. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dommnique Washington, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.
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D-Day 2019

7:27 PM6/8/2019
Honors are rendered by all at the first advanced headquarters of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force and Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial ceremony in Tournieres, France on June 7. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dommnique Washington, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.
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D-Day 2019

7:29 PM6/8/2019
Brig. Gen John Stephens, Regional Health Command, US Army Europe, greets flag bearers at the first advanced headquarters of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force and Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial ceremony in Tournieres, France on June 7. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dommnique Washington, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.
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D-Day 2019

7:30 PM6/8/2019
Honors are rendered by all at the first advanced headquarters of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force and Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial ceremony in Tournieres, France on June 7. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dommnique Washington, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.
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D-Day 2019

7:30 PM6/8/2019
Bagpipes are played to begin the memorial ceremony for the first advanced headquarters of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force ,SHAEF, and Dwight D. Eisenhower in Tournieres, France on June 7. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dommnique Washington, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.
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D-Day 2019

7:31 PM6/8/2019
A French local attends the Allied Prison of War Camp ceremony in Foucarville, France, June 8, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019.
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D-Day 2019

7:32 PM6/8/2019
A U.S Army Service Member salutes the flags at the Allied Prison of War Camp ceremony in Foucarville, France, June 8, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019.
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D-Day 2019

7:35 PM6/8/2019
U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Glen Taylor assigned to the 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 173rd Airbrone Brigade instructs U.S. Soldiers assigned to various units and Dutch soldiers during pre-jump training in Sainte-Mère-Église, Normandy France, June 8, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Emily Houdershieldt)
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D-Day 2019

7:36 PM6/8/2019
A U.S. Soldier assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division instructs U.S. Soldiers from various units and British soldiers during pre-jump training in Sainte-Mère-Église, Normandy France, June 8, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Emily Houdershieldt)
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D-Day 2019

7:38 PM6/8/2019
Brig. Gen. Robert Frick, Deputy Commanding General- Support, 29th Infantry Division, speaks at the commemoration ceremony for the 29th Infantry division June 7, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Coleville sur Mer.
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D-Day 2019

7:39 PM6/8/2019
The 29th Infantry Division's color guard retires its colors after a commemoration ceremony June 7, 2019 in Veirville-sur-Mer, France. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Coleville sur Mer. U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Andrew W. Mallett
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D-Day 2019

10:09 AM6/9/2019
Multi-national paratroopers rehearse in-flight procedures during pre-jump training in Sainte-Mère-Église, Normandy France, June 8, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019.
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D-Day 2019

10:10 AM6/9/2019
A German Paratrooper stays engaged during pre-jump training in Sainte-Mère-Église, Normandy France, June 8, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019.
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D-Day 2019

10:11 AM6/9/2019
In honor of the paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division and the WWII veterans present for the 75th D-Day anniversary, civilians dressed in 1940 period clothing and uniforms march through the town of Carentan, France, June 8. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region are scheduled to take place between June 1-9, 2019.
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D-Day 2019

10:13 AM6/9/2019
As civilians dressed in 1940 period clothing and uniforms march through the town of Carentan, France, two French children watch the festivities June 8. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region are scheduled to take place between June 1-9, 2019.
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D-Day 2019

10:14 AM6/9/2019
In honor of the paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division and the WWII veterans present for the 75th D-Day anniversary civilians dressed in 1940 period clothing and uniforms marched through the town of Carentan, France, June 8. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region are scheduled to take place between June 1-9, 2019.
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D-Day 2019

10:15 AM6/9/2019
Tom Rice, a WWII veteran who just jumped into Normandy for the 75th anniversary as he did 75 years ago, attended a parade in honor of the paratroopers of the 101st Airborne division for the 75th D-Day anniversary as civilians dressed in 1940 period clothing and uniforms marched through the town of Carentan, France, June 8. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region are scheduled to take place between June 1-9, 2019.
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D-Day 2019

10:16 AM6/9/2019
Spc. Jacoby Young(left), and World War II Veteran Norman Duncan(right), attend the Liberty March Arrival in Carentan, France, June 8, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mere. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Alisha Edwards, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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D-Day 2019

10:17 AM6/9/2019
U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment, climb the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, in Cricqueville en Bessin, while donning World War II era uniforms, June 5, 2019. Rangers scaled the cliff to honor the 135 men killed or wounded from the 2d and 5th Ranger Battalions while capturing and holding Pointe du Hoc. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the World War II Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
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D-Day 2019

10:18 AM6/9/2019
U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment prepare to climb the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, in Cricqueville en Bessin, while donning World War II era uniforms, June 5, 2019. Rangers scaled the cliff to honor the 135 men killed or wounded from the 2d and 5th Ranger Battalions while capturing and holding Pointe du Hoc. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the World War II Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
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D-Day 2019

10:19 AM6/9/2019
U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment prepare to climb the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, in Cricqueville en Bessin, while donning World War II era uniforms, June 5, 2019. Rangers scaled the cliff to honor the 135 men killed or wounded from the 2d and 5th Ranger Battalions while capturing and holding Pointe du Hoc. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the World War II Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
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D-Day 2019

7:33 PM6/9/2019
French schoolchildren wave American flags during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner at a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of 4th Infantry Division's liberation of the town of Montebourg, France, June 8, 2019. The ceremony, which honored the sacrifices of the 4th Infantry Division as well as the French citizens who died as result of the fighting, featured Soldiers from 4 ID, French dignitaries from the region, and schoolchildren from the town. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Edward A. Salcedo)
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D-Day 2019

7:34 PM6/9/2019
Lt. Gen. Theodore D. Martin, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, shakes the hand of a French veteran acting as honor guard at the conclusion of a ceremony commemorating 75 years since the 4th Infantry Division liberated the town of Montebourg, France, June 8, 2019. The ceremony, which honored the sacrifices of the 4th Infantry Division as well as the French citizens who died as result of the fighting, featured Soldiers from 4 ID, French dignitaries from the region, and schoolchildren from the town. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Edward A. Salcedo)
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D-Day 2019

7:35 PM6/9/2019
Lt. Gen. Theodore D. Martin, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, poses with members of the U.S. Army Europe Band at the conclusion of a ceremony commemorating 75 years since the 4th Infantry Division liberated the town of Montebourg, France, June 8, 2019. The ceremony, which honored the sacrifices of the 4th Infantry Division as well as the French citizens who died as result of the fighting, featured Soldiers from 4 ID and the U.S. Army Europe Band, French dignitaries from the region, and schoolchildren from the town. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Edward A. Salcedo)
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D-Day 2019

7:36 PM6/9/2019
Soldiers from 4th Infantry Division pose in front of a memorial to that unit's liberation of the town of Montebourg, France, June 8, 2019. The town held a ceremony marking seventy-five years since the liberation, commemorating the sacrifices made by U.S. soldiers as well as remembering the French citizens who lost their lives during the fierce fighting. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Edward A. Salcedo)
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D-Day 2019

7:37 PM6/9/2019
Col. Dave Zinn, commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, gives remarks at a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the town of Montebourg, France, on June 8, 2019. The ceremony, which honored the sacrifices of the 4th Infantry Division as well as the French citizens who died as result of the fighting, featured Soldiers from 4 ID, French dignitaries from the region, and schoolchildren from the town. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Edward A. Salcedo)
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D-Day 2019

7:38 PM6/9/2019
French veterans salute during the playing of "Taps" at a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Montebourg, France, June 8, 2019. The town was liberated by soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division after the Allied militaries pushed into France following the successful landings at Normandy on D-Day. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Edward A. Salcedo)
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D-Day 2019

7:39 PM6/9/2019
French military veterans await the start of the march at the head of a procession in the town of Montebourg, France, June 8, 2019. The procession was to honor the 4th Infantry Division, who liberated the town 75 years ago from Nazi occupation, as well as the French civilians who died in the fierce fighting that took place there. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Edward A. Salcedo)
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D-Day 2019

7:40 PM6/9/2019
French townspeople from Montebourg carry wreaths of flowers in a procession through the town honoring the sacrifices of the 4th Infantry Division, who liberated the town and surrounding region seventy-five years ago, in Montebourg, France, June 8, 2019. The procession ended at a monument to the 4th Infantry Division, where the wreaths were laid in a ceremony attended by Soldiers from the unit as well as French dignitaries from the region. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Edward A. Salcedo)
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D-Day 2019

7:41 PM6/9/2019
More than 1,100 parachutes sailed above Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 9, 2019. Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe on the beaches and in the skies of Normandy during WWII. Nineteen aircraft from multiple nations and paratroopers from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, United Kingdom and the United States dropped civilians and Soldiers, both freefall and static line, in front of tens of thousands of spectators. Over 1,300 U.S. personnel have been supporting more than 80 ceremonies in the region since June 1. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Alisha Edwards, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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D-Day 2019

7:42 PM6/9/2019
More than 1,100 parachutes sailed above Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 9, 2019. Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe on the beaches and in the skies of Normandy during WWII. Nineteen aircraft from multiple nations and paratroopers from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, United Kingdom and the United States dropped civilians and Soldiers, both freefall and static line, in front of tens of thousands of spectators. Over 1,300 U.S. personnel have been supporting more than 80 ceremonies in the region since June 1. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Alisha Edwards, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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D-Day 2019

7:43 PM6/9/2019
More than 1,100 parachutes sailed above Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 9, 2019. Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe on the beaches and in the skies of Normandy during WWII. Nineteen aircraft from multiple nations and paratroopers from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, United Kingdom and the United States dropped civilians and Soldiers, both freefall and static line, in front of tens of thousands of spectators. Over 1,300 U.S. personnel have been supporting more than 80 ceremonies in the region since June 1. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Alisha Edwards, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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D-Day 2019

7:44 PM6/9/2019
More than 1,100 parachutes sailed above Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 9, 2019. Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe on the beaches and in the skies of Normandy during WWII. Nineteen aircraft from multiple nations and paratroopers from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, United Kingdom and the United States dropped civilians and Soldiers, both freefall and static line, in front of tens of thousands of spectators. Over 1,300 U.S. personnel have been supporting more than 80 ceremonies in the region since June 1. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Alisha Edwards, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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D-Day 2019

7:44 PM6/9/2019
More than 1,100 parachutes sailed above Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 9, 2019. Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe on the beaches and in the skies of Normandy during WWII. Nineteen aircraft from multiple nations and paratroopers from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, United Kingdom and the United States dropped civilians and Soldiers, both freefall and static line, in front of tens of thousands of spectators. Over 1,300 U.S. personnel have been supporting more than 80 ceremonies in the region since June 1. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Alisha Edwards, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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D-Day 2019

7:45 PM6/9/2019
More than 1,100 parachutes sailed above Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 9, 2019. Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe on the beaches and in the skies of Normandy during WWII. Nineteen aircraft from multiple nations and paratroopers from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, United Kingdom and the United States dropped civilians and Soldiers, both freefall and static line, in front of tens of thousands of spectators. Over 1,300 U.S. personnel have been supporting more than 80 ceremonies in the region since June 1. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Alisha Edwards, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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D-Day 2019

7:46 PM6/9/2019
More than 1,100 parachutes sailed above Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 9, 2019. Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe on the beaches and in the skies of Normandy during WWII. Nineteen aircraft from multiple nations and paratroopers from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, United Kingdom and the United States dropped civilians and Soldiers, both freefall and static line, in front of tens of thousands of spectators. Over 1,300 U.S. personnel have been supporting more than 80 ceremonies in the region since June 1. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Alisha Edwards, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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D-Day 2019

7:47 PM6/9/2019
More than 1,100 parachutes sailed above Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 9, 2019. Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe on the beaches and in the skies of Normandy during WWII. Nineteen aircraft from multiple nations and paratroopers from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, United Kingdom and the United States dropped civilians and Soldiers, both freefall and static line, in front of tens of thousands of spectators. Over 1,300 U.S. personnel have been supporting more than 80 ceremonies in the region since June 1. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Alisha Edwards, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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D-Day 2019

7:48 PM6/9/2019
More than 1,100 parachutes sailed above Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 9, 2019. Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe on the beaches and in the skies of Normandy during WWII. Nineteen aircraft from multiple nations and paratroopers from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, United Kingdom and the United States dropped civilians and Soldiers, both freefall and static line, in front of tens of thousands of spectators. Over 1,300 U.S. personnel have been supporting more than 80 ceremonies in the region since June 1. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Alisha Edwards, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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D-Day 2019

7:48 PM6/9/2019
More than 1,100 parachutes sailed above Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 9, 2019. Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe on the beaches and in the skies of Normandy during WWII. Nineteen aircraft from multiple nations and paratroopers from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, UnitedKingdom and the United States dropped civilians and Soldiers, both freefall and static line, in front of tens of thousands of spectators. Over 1,300 U.S. personnel have been supporting more than 80 ceremonies in the region since June 1.
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D-Day 2019

7:49 PM6/9/2019
More than 1,100 parachutes sailed above Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 9, 2019. Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe on the beaches and in the skies of Normandy during WWII. Nineteen aircraft from multiple nations and paratroopers from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, UnitedKingdom and the United States dropped civilians and Soldiers, both freefall and static line, in front of tens of thousands of spectators. Over 1,300 U.S. personnel have been supporting more than 80 ceremonies in the region since June 1.
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D-Day 2019

7:50 PM6/9/2019
More than 1,100 parachutes sailed above Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 9, 2019. Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe on the beaches and in the skies of Normandy during WWII. Nineteen aircraft from multiple nations and paratroopers from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, UnitedKingdom and the United States dropped civilians and Soldiers, both freefall and static line, in front of tens of thousands of spectators. Over 1,300 U.S. personnel have been supporting more than 80 ceremonies in the region since June 1.
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D-Day 2019

7:50 PM6/9/2019
More than 1,100 parachutes sailed above Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 9, 2019. Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe on the beaches and in the skies of Normandy during WWII. Nineteen aircraft from multiple nations and paratroopers from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, UnitedKingdom and the United States dropped civilians and Soldiers, both freefall and static line, in front of tens of thousands of spectators. Over 1,300 U.S. personnel have been supporting more than 80 ceremonies in the region since June 1.
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D-Day 2019

7:53 PM6/9/2019
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, right, receives a gift from a French soldier during a congressional delegation in La Fiere, Normandy, France, June 9, 2019. The bi-partisan congressional delegation allowed U.S. government officials to join World War II veterans, active duty service members, and foreign dignitaries during observances of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Emily Houdershieldt)
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D-Day 2019

7:54 PM6/9/2019
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, right, talks with a World War II Veteran, left, and a U.S. Soldier assigned to the 29th Infantry Division during a congressional delegation in La Fiere, Normandy, France, June 9, 2019. The bi-partisan congressional delegation allowed U.S. government officials to join WWII veterans, active duty service members, and foreign dignitaries during observances of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Emily Houdershieldt)
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D-Day 2019

7:55 PM6/9/2019
James Stark, left, a World War II Veteran, and his wife talk to a U.S. Soldier assigned to U.S. Army Europe before the D-Day 75th Commemorative Airborne Operation in La Fiere, Normandy, France, June 9, 2019. During the airborne operations, over 950 military paratroopers from seven partner countries honored the service members who jumped in the same location 75 years ago while also strengthening the bond with partner nations. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Emily Houdershieldt)
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D-Day 2019

7:55 PM6/9/2019
U.S. Air Force Cadets talk with a World War II Veteran before the D-Day 75th Commemorative Airborne Operation in La Fiere, Normandy, France, June 9, 2019. During the airborne operations, over 950 military paratroopers from seven partner countries honored the service members who jumped in the same location 75 years ago while also strengthening the bond with partner nations. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Emily Houdershieldt)
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D-Day 2019

7:56 PM6/9/2019
U.S. Rep. Bill Keating from Massachusetts, left, poses for a photo with U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade during a congressional delegation in La Fiere, Normandy, France, June 9, 2019. The bi-partisan congressional delegation allowed U.S. government officials to join World War II veterans, active duty service members, and foreign dignitaries during observances of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Emily Houdershieldt)
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D-Day 2019

7:56 PM6/9/2019
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik from New York, left, shakes hands with a U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Michelle Fletcher assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing during a congressional delegation in La Fiere, Normandy, France, June 9, 2019. The bi-partisan congressional delegation allowed U.S. government officials to join veterans, active duty service members, and foreign dignitaries during observances of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the World War II Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Emily Houdershieldt)
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D-Day 2019

7:57 PM6/9/2019
U.S. Soldiers assigned to various units conduct airborne operations with Belgian, French, German, Netherlands, Romanian and United Kingdom paratroopers the D-Day 75 Commemorative Airborne Operation in La Fiere, Normandy, France, June 9, 2019. During the airborne operations, over 900 military paratroopers from seven partner countries honored the service members who jumped in the same location 75 years ago while also strengthening the bond with partner nations. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Emily Houdershieldt)
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D-Day 2019

7:58 PM6/9/2019
U.S. Soldiers assigned to various units conduct airborne operations with Belgian, French, German, Netherlands, Romanian and United Kingdom paratroopers the D-Day 75 Commemorative Airborne Operation in La Fiere, Normandy, France, June 9, 2019. During the airborne operations, over 900 military paratroopers from seven partner countries honored the service members who jumped in the same location 75 years ago while also strengthening the bond with partner nations. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Emily Houdershieldt)
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D-Day 2019

7:59 PM6/9/2019
U.S. Soldiers assigned to various units conduct airborne operations with Belgian, French, German, Netherlands, Romanian and United Kingdom paratroopers the D-Day 75 Commemorative Airborne Operation in La Fiere, Normandy, France, June 9, 2019. During the airborne operations, over 900 military paratroopers from seven partner countries honored the service members who jumped in the same location 75 years ago while also strengthening the bond with partner nations. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Emily Houdershieldt)
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D-Day 2019

8:00 PM6/9/2019
U.S. Army Capt. Jesse Lemons, with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division (right), and Canadian Brig. Gen. Craig Aitchison, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Alaska (left), walk to a parachute turn in after completing a successful airborne operations near Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 9, 2019. Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe on the beaches and in the skies of Normandy during WWII. Nineteen aircraft from multiple nations and paratroopers from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, UnitedKingdom and the United States dropped civilians and Soldiers, both freefall and static line, in front of tens of thousands of spectators. Over 1,300 U.S. personnel have been supporting more than 80 ceremonies in the region since June 1.
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D-Day 2019

8:01 PM6/9/2019
More than 1,100 parachutes sailed above Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 9, 2019. Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe on the beaches and in the skies of Normandy during WWII. Nineteen aircraft from multiple nations and paratroopers from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, UnitedKingdom and the United States dropped civilians and Soldiers, both freefall and static line, in front of tens of thousands of spectators. Over 1,300 U.S. personnel have been supporting more than 80 ceremonies in the region since June 1.
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D-Day 2019

8:02 PM6/9/2019
Service Members form different militaries trade unit patches prior to airborne operation at Cherbourg – Maupertus Airport on June 9. More than 1,100 parachutes sailed above Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 9, 2019. Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe on the beaches and in the skies of Normandy during WWII. Nineteen aircraft from multiple nations and paratroopers from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, United Kingdom and the United States dropped civilians and Soldiers, both freefall and static line, in front of tens of thousands of spectators. Over 1,300 U.S. personnel have been supporting more than 80 ceremonies in the region since June 1. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dommnique Washington, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
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D-Day 2019

10:02 AM6/10/2019
Honors are rendered by all at the first advanced headquarters of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force and Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial ceremony in Tournieres, France on June 7. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dommnique Washington, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.
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D-Day 2019

10:05 AM6/10/2019
A German paratrooper presents German jumpwings to a U.S. Army paratrooper with 173rd Airborne Brigade after a multinational airborne operation near Saint-Mere-Eglise, France, June 9, 2019. Over 950 military paratroopers from seven countries participate in a commemorative airborne operation. This operation is an opportunity for multinational forces to honor the past and simultaneously work to secure the future. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger)
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D-Day 2019

10:08 AM6/10/2019
A soldier with the 82nd Airborne Division receives support and encouragement as they move from the drop zone to the collection point to turn in their parachutes following an airborne drop where more than 1,100 parachutes sailed above Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 9, 2019. Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe on the beaches and in the skies of Normandy during WWII. Nineteen aircraft from multiple nations and paratroopers from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, United Kingdom and the United States dropped civilians and Soldiers, both free fall and static line, in front of tens of thousands of spectators. Over 1,300 U.S. personnel have been supporting more than 80 ceremonies in the region since June 1.
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