Nearly 70 years ago, this wind-swept beach on the coast of Normandy witnessed the turning of the war.
Not far from the pristine strip of sand now known as Utah Beach stands the remains of this camouflaged cannon battery that threatened the Allied forces.
Our brave troops descended on Normandy by air and by sea, and liberated the continent of Europe.
Many came home, but some did not.
On Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. We are able to treasure our precious freedoms today only because of the debt paid by the generations that came before. Thank you.