D Day Celebrations 2019 Normandy – Parachutists are celebrating by jumping over Normandy again, honor the sacrifices made on June 6, 1944, just as soldiers did 75 years ago for D-Day.
D Day Celebrations 2019 Normandy:
President Donald Trump will take part in a tradition to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy on Thursday.
D-Day veteran Tom Rice, who is 97 years old and was a U.S. World War II paratrooper, was one of a group of about 200 parachutists commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
D-Day Tom Rice:
“Everything was, for the most part, repeated except this is a daylight jump and the Normandy jump in ’44 was a nighttime jump. I didn’t know where I was. I knew where I was here! We had the American flag flying below us, I couldn’t see it but I’m sure it was very beautiful,” Rice told Martha MacCallum on “The Story.”
He added: “I represent the United States coming here. … I really appreciate all the love and their kindness and their heartfelt emotions.”
“It went perfect, perfect jump,” Rice said after his jump. “I feel great. I’d go up and do it all again.”
Trump read a prayer that President Franklin Roosevelt delivered in a radio address on June 6, 1944.
“Almighty God, our sons, pride of our nation, this day, have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our republic, our religion and our civilization and to set free a suffering humanity,” Trump read.
“I feel like I got to jump with my grandpa,” Schaefer said afterward.
“In a time when it has never been more tempting to pursue narrow self-interest, to slough off common endeavor, this generation of Americans, a new generation – our men and women of war – have chosen to do their part as well,” Obama said.
During the speech, The Queen referenced her father, King George VI’s, D-Day “…What is demanded from us all is something more than courage and endurance; we need a revival of spirit, a new unconquerable resolve…”
“We in America have learned bitter lessons from two World Wars: It is better to be here ready to protect peace than to take shelter across the sea, rushing to respond only after freedom is lost,” Reagan said. “We’ve learned that isolationism never was and never will be an acceptable response to tyrannical governments.”
D-Day warriors entering the boats to liberate Europe, 75 years ago: pic.twitter.com/2z85yNabyA
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) June 5, 2019
Today in Portsmouth, we honour the veterans who bravely fought on D-Day and remember those who gave everything to liberate Europe. Their sacrifices paved the way for us to live in free and democratic societies, and we will forever be grateful. #DDay75 pic.twitter.com/HNvcHQuwhe
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 5, 2019
— David Walliams (@davidwalliams) June 5, 2019
Honored to accompany President @realDonaldTrump & @FLOTUS in Portsmouth today as we join Her Majesty The Queen and Allied world leaders in remembering our D-Day heroes. The cause for which they died shall live. #DDay75 pic.twitter.com/dDglf7tCDU
— Ambassador Johnson (@USAmbUK) June 5, 2019
— Anthony Mason (@AnthonyMasonCBS) June 5, 2019