Biden, Macron Honor D-Day’s 80th Anniversary in Normandy, Emphasize Global Democracy and Ukraine Support

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French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife greeted the Bidens as they arrived for the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

Leaders from around the world traveled to Normandy.

They joined a dwindling number of veterans from D-Day, most are now in their late 90s, and some are centenarians.

There were several stirring moments throughout the day.

The president and first lady laid a wreath at the cemetery and the F-35 flyover, as Presidents Biden and Macron watched with emotion.

President Macron bestowed France’s highest honor, the Legion of Honor medals, to 11 D-Day vets who he said risked everything to help France in its fight for freedom during World War Two.

President Biden, addressing the crowd, said democracy around the globe is again at risk, adding the Allied forces did their duty on D-Day.

President Biden also spoke about what’s happening in Ukraine, saying we will not walk away from Ukraine’s defense and to surrender to bullies or bow down to dictators is simply unthinkable.