World leaders, veterans mark 75th anniversary of D-Day

Posted at 11:36 AM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 14:36:12-04

Seventy-five years ago, the United States and Allied forces launched Operation Neptune, more commonly known as the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.

The mission was a turning point in the fight against Adolph Hitler and the spread of Nazi Germany, but the battle came with a cost. More than 4,000 Americans died during the invasion, most of whom were under the age of 20.

On Tuesday, June 6, those soldiers who paid the ultimate price and the veterans who survived that fateful day are being honored and celebrated by world leaders, including President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron. and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.