D-Day 75th Anniversary marked by Trump and world leaders
Donald Trump greets veterans before starting his speech. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
Special Report: Ceremony to mark 75th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France by Rob Picheta and Eliza Mackintosh, CNN
Watch live coverage as the 75th anniversary of D-Day is held at the Normandy American Cemetery in France. President Trump, along with French President Macron and other world leaders, will honor the Allied troops’ maneuver that led to the turning point of World War II.
Theresa May and royals attend British memorial event
At Omaha Beach, Presidents Trump and Macron are now greeting the veterans present, after both delivered moving speeches on the legacy of D-Day.
Over at a British memorial event in the Bayeux War Cemetery, Prime Minister Theresa May has delivered a reading from the Book of Micah underneath a dramatic RAF flypast.
“Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore,” read May, pausing for a moment to allow two fighters to fly overhead.
A stirring rendition of the hymn “Abide With Me” was then performed, before British D-Day veteran Ray Lord rose to speak.