D-Day – 2019

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Army photograph by Yvonne Najera

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 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.
 

Army photograph by Yvonne Najera

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 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.
 
Army photograph by Sgt. Edward A. Salcedo

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.
 
Army photograph by Sgt. Emily Houdershieldt

World War II 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 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.
 
Air Force photograph by 2nd Lt. Samuel Eckholm

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.
 
Army photograph by Yvonne Najera

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 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.
 
Army photograph by Spec. Austin Lockart

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 World War II 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.
 
Army photograph by Spec. Austin Lockart

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.
 
Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Andy M. Kin

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.
 

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 World War II Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day.
 
Army photograph by Sgt. Edward A. Salcedo

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.
 
Army photograph by Sgt. Henry Villarama

President Donald J. Trump talks with World War II veterans attending the 75th D-Day anniversary ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2019.
 
Army photograph by Sgt. Henry Villarama

French President Emmanuel Macron awards the French National Order of Merit to a World War II veteran as President Donald J. Trump applauds during the 75th D-Day anniversary ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2019.
 
Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Pena

World War II veteran Tom Rice, 97, conducts a tandem jump over Carentan Normandy, June 6, 2019, to recreate his D-Day jump as an Army paratrooper 75 years earlier.
 
Army photograph by Sgt. Dommnique Washington

World War II veteran Charles Shay attends a ceremony at a memorial bearing his name at Omaha Beach, France, June 5, 2019, as part of a series of events commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The memorial honors Native American service members who fought in World War II and earlier.
 
Army photograph by Markus Rauchenberger

World War II Army veterans Pete Shaw, left, and Russell Pickett salute during the 1st Infantry Division memorial at Omaha Beach in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 3, 2019.
 
Army photograph by Sgt. Henry Villarama

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, France, June 2, 2019, during an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.