President Trump, other world leaders mark D-Day’s 75th anniversary in Normandy
The President later arrived on a visit to Ireland
US President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other world leaders gathered in Portsmouth on Wednesday for a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy.
The event included musical performances and reading of historical documents. For example, Trump read a prayer that President Franklin Roosevelt spoke on the radio after the operation began in 1944..
Theresa May’s press office released a statement noting «historic international cooperation» as part of the Allied operation against Nazi Germany.
«Coming together to honor the memory of those whose courage and sacrifice on the Normandy coast marked a turning point in World War II, we promise to never forget our duty to them., – May stated. – Their solidarity and determination in defending our freedom continues to serve as a lesson for all of us».
The event was attended by Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, who, together with Trump, met with veterans who participated in the operation.
Trump also met with US military personnel on Wednesday. Later that day, the President arrived in Ireland. This is his first visit to this country as president. Trump is currently meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.