Obama marks D-Day anniversary in Normandy

By David Edwards
Saturday, June 6, 2009 9:59 EDT
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US President Barack Obama joined the leaders of Britain and France and hundreds of World War II veterans Saturday to mark the 65th anniversary of D-Day on the beaches of Normandy.

As star guest of the commemorations, Obama was to deliver a speech before 9,000 guests and 200 US D-Day veterans at a clifftop graveyard in northern France which has become a symbol of America’s sacrifice for Europe’s freedom.

“We will never forget the pain or the extent of the suffering and may we never renounce the dream of peace and justice for humanity,” French President Nicolas Sarkozy said, in an opening address.

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David Edwards
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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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