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Statement by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Public Affairs

June 6, 2019

WASHINGTON--Statement from Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. on the 75th anniversary of D-Day:

“On the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, we express our utmost gratitude to our Nation’s World War II veterans. Their unwavering dedication and devotion to our country and our way of life cannot be overstated. As we remember their sacrifices on the beaches of Northern France, we are reminded of a simple adage: ‘Weapons of war come and go, but the great constant is the people.’ They answered the world’s call for help without hesitation or indecision in the midst of great peril to themselves and their fellow service members. Without their immeasurable sacrifices, this experiment we call democracy would no longer exist. Their audacity on the battlefield proves why their legacy as the ‘Greatest Generation’ will be everlasting. The Joint Chiefs of Staff and I thank all our WWII veterans for their sacrifice and service to this grateful Nation. May God bless them, their families, and the men and women who served and continue to serve the Allied cause.”

Hear Supreme Allied Commander U.S. Army Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's inspiring message to the troops ahead of the Normandy Landings:

Here's some aerial footage from Normandy captured this morning:


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