POTUS, Republicans Praise D-Day Vets on the 75th Anniversary: ‘Very Greatest Americans Who Will Ever Live’

Seventy-five years after the Allied troops invaded the coast of Normandy, gaining victory and causing a turning point in World War II, those service members are continuing to be praised for their sacrifices.

Ahead of President Donald Trump’s D-Day commemoration in Normandy, he shared a touching tribute to “some of the bravest that ever lived.”

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At Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, the president, joined by other world leaders and the U.S. first lady Melania Trump, delivered remarks on D-Day’s 75th anniversary, as IJR News also noted.

“Today, we remember those who fell, and we honor all who fought right here in Normandy,” Trump said. “They won back this ground for civilization.”

In front of over 170 WWII veterans, including over 60 D-Day veterans, during Thursday’s commemoration, the president said:

“You are among the very greatest Americans who will ever live. You’re the pride of our nation. You are the glory of our republic. And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

“Our debt to you is everlasting,” he added. “Today, we express our undying gratitude.”

One of those specifically honored by Trump is Ray Lambert, 98 — who was a 23-year-old Army medic during the time of war and was later rewarded the three Purple Hearts and two Silver Stars.

“Again and again, Ray ran back into the water,” Trump said, describing Lambert’s experience during D-Day. “He dragged out one man after another. … He had been on the beach for hours, bleeding and saving lives, when he finally lost consciousness.”

“Ray, the free world salutes you,” the president said.

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“These men ran through the fires of hell moved by a force no weapon could destroy: the fierce patriotism of a free, proud, and sovereign people. They battled not for control and domination, but for liberty, democracy, and self-rule.”

Trump told the veterans that their “example will never, ever grow old,” adding that their “legend will never tire.”

He continued:

“Those who fought here won a future for our nation. They won the survival of our civilization. And they showed us the way to love, cherish, and defend our way of life for many centuries to come.”

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In his concluding remarks, the president vowed that “our nations will forever be strong and united.”

“May God bless our great veterans. May God bless our Allies. May God bless the heroes of D-Day. And may God bless America.”

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Trump is among other Republican leaders who offered praise to the veterans “who so bravely fought for our freedoms” during the Normandy landings.

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As IJR reported, two WWII veterans parachuted into Normandy once again on Wednesday ahead of the anniversary.

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Chrissy
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A great speech.

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