75th Anniversary of D-Day and Invasion of Normandy

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"On June 6, 1944, nearly 160,000 Allied troops landed along a heavily fortified, 50-mile stretch of French coastline in the historic operation known as D-Day. Allied casualties were heavy — an estimated 10,000 killed, wounded and missing in action — but by day's end, the Allies had gained a foothold to begin liberating Europe." (Source: Defense.gov ) Seventy-five years later, we commemorate the Allied Invasion of Normandy during World War II by featuring related govinfo documents.


Presidential proclamations of D-Day National Remembrance Day on the 50th, 60th, and 70th anniversaries

June 5, 2014, President Barack Obama Proclamation 9139 - D-Day National Remembrance Day, 2014

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June 14, 2004, President George W. Bush Proclamation 7792 - D-Day National Remembrance Day, 2004

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June 6, 1994, President Bill Clinton Proclamation 6697 - D-Day National Remembrance Day and Time for the National Observance of the Fiftieth Anniversary of World War II, 1994

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Presidential remarks on previous D-Day anniversaries

June 6, 2014, President Barack Obama Remarks on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France

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June 6, 2009, President Barack Obama Remarks on the 65th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France

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President Obama attending a ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of D-Day with Prince Charles of Wales and Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France in Normandy, France, June 6, 2009.

President Obama attending a ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of D-Day with Prince Charles of Wales and Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France in Normandy, France, June 6, 2009.


June 6, 2004, President George W. Bush Remarks on the 60th Anniversary of D-Day in Colleville-sur-Mer, France

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June 6, 1994, President Bill Clinton Remarks on the 50th Anniversary of D-Day

8:45 a.m at Pointe du Hoc in Normandy, France

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11:12 a.m at Utah Beach in Normandy

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5:58 p.m. at the United States Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France

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Presidential remarks at the establishment of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA.

June 6, 2001, President George W. Bush Remarks at the Dedication of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia

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References to the Normandy Invasion or D-Day in the Congressional Record

References to the 75th anniversary of D-Day in the Congressional Record


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