French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute to the D-Day landings' victims and veterans during their speech at Juno Beach in Courseulles-sur-Mer on Thursday.
Justin Trudeau paid his respect to Canadian victims by saying: «More than 14,000 Canadians, from an ocean to the other, will fight side by side their American, British, French and other... Еще allies, on the fighting grounds of Normandy.»
The Canadian PM added: «It is now 75 years that the descendants of Allied forces gather to commemorate the Normandy landing. However, we have the chance of paying homage to our military past and present every day. Be it by embodying the values for which they fought, by multiplying friendship bonds they build, or by playing an active role on the world stage, it is now our turn to build a world worthy of those who sacrificed so much 75 years ago.»
«With their guns in their hands, the free world was getting ready to topple Nazi totalitarianism,» said Edouard Philippe.
Speaker of the US House of Representative Nancy Pelosi was also among the attendees.
The commemoration was concluded with a wreath laying ceremony by the beach.