Fortenberry Attends Ceremony Honoring the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France

Jun 6, 2019
Press Release

(Omaha Beach, France) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) made the following statement today at the ceremony honoring the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.

“Today, along with Members of Congress, President Trump, foreign dignitaries, veterans and their families, I was deeply honored to be in Normandy, France, commemorating the 75thAnniversary of D-Day,” Fortenberry said.

“We must never forget the heroic sacrifices made by those who gave everything, as the future of civilization hung in the balance.  On the hallowed beaches of this French coastal province, 156,000 soldiers participated in the largest seaborn invasion in history, as the Unites States and our allies fought to liberate Europe from the tyranny of Nazism.” Fortenberry added.

“Today, as we honored those who lost their lives, we also greeted and thanked the veterans who traveled to France to be a part of today’s ceremony.  Their stories, remarkable fortitude, and humble courage serve as a reminder of what truly is ‘The Greatest Generation.’” Fortenberry said.

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry is a Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations.