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Boozman Commemorates D-Day Anniversary

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June 6, 2019

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) joined a bipartisan Senate delegation in Normandy, France to participate in an official ceremony at the American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The delegation joined President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron to recognize this occasion.  

“The courage, strength and determination of members of the Greatest Generation who were called to defend freedom at Normandy will forever serve as an inspiration for future generations of Americans. The sacrifices made by Arkansans and all Americans and Allied troops in Normandy changed the trajectory of WWII,” Boozman said. “We must honor and continue to defend what they fought for and fulfill our obligation to support all of our veterans and their families.” 

Boozman commemorated this historic occasion with a speech on the Senate floor on Monday. On Tuesday, the Senate approved a resolution introduced by Boozman to recognize the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion and honor the members of the U.S. Armed Forces who helped bring an end to World War II.

Approximately 10 thousand Allied soldiers were wounded or killed during the D-Day landings, including six thousand Americans. Many of these heroic individuals are buried at the Normandy American Cemetery. Approximately one million visitors each year pay their respects to those who gave their lives in liberating Western Europe and helping bring an end to World War II. Funding for the Normandy American Cemetery and other American Battle Monuments Commission sites fall under the jurisdiction of the Senate Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, which Boozman chairs.  

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