French President Emmanuel Macron took part into the D-Day landing commemoration ceremony in Colleville-Montgomery on Thursday, where he paid homage to World War II soldiers.
In his speech, Macron paid his tribute by saying: «75 years ago, about 150,000 soldiers coming from the US, the UK, Canada, the Commonwealth and from many other nations, launched an attack on the Atlantic wall. Today... Еще, gathered and fraternal, we pay them homage, infinitely aware of what all the free generations of French owe to the dead of the landing.»
He also addressed World War II veteran Leon Gautier who took part into the Normandy landing and was present at the ceremony.
The French President also had a message for the youth of his country, saying: «It will be your turn soon to preserve this flame that they burned, to continue building a society of peace and freedom, of dialogue and fraternity, to be vigilant in the face of fanaticism, of obscurantism, of ignorance. Because they are still today deadly dangers.»
After the speech, French special forces received their green berets by Macron and Gautier.