U.S. President Donald Trump joins British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron, in Normandy to continue to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
On June 6th, 1944, more than 150,000 allied troops invaded the Northern French Coast, marking the start of France’s liberation from Nazi occupiers.
It is remembered as a defining moment of World War II.
More than 7 decades later, the number of D-Day and World War II veterans is dwindling, making each commemoration more poignant and an important reminder to the generations that have followed.
Of the estimated more than 6,000 American troops killed, wounded, or missing in action on D-Day, 20 of those killed were from Bedford, Virginia.
With a population of just about 3,200 at the time, it’s believed to be the largest toll per capita, of any town in the U.S.