Just last week, the world paused to remember the heroes of WWII who stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. It was 75 years ago that the Allied Forces launched the largest amphibious invasion ever and turned the tide of human history.
To commemorate the anniversary and honor the men who served in Operation Overlord, President Trump, Leader McCarthy, and a bipartisan Congressional delegation traveled to France. Here are seven photos from their visit.
1. Kevin listens to the stories from one of dozens of WWII veterans who landed on the beaches that fateful D-Day.
2. The rows and rows of crosses at the Normandy American Cemetery fill every visitor with a sense of humility and gratitude.
3. French planes fly overhead in an impressive tribute to the heroes of D-Day.
4. The morning sun casts a shadow from a headstone at an American service member cemetery just outside of Paris.
5. While D-Day honors the sacrifices of the greatest generation, it also reminds us that the work of defending freedom is never done. Kevin thanks an active-duty member of the U.S. Army for his service.
6. In addition to the 150,000 who arrived by boat on the beaches of Normandy, more than 13,000 American paratroopers landed in France in the early morning hours of D-Day. In an awe-inspiring tribute to their bravery, hundreds of French and American jumpers participate in a re-enactment jump.
7. The men who stormed the beaches of Normandy were fathers and sons, but to us, they will forever be remembered as members of the Greatest Generation.f