Joe Biden Travels to Normandy to Mark 80 Years of D-Day

US President Joe Biden intends to attend a commemoration in Normandy on June 6. 80 years ago, Allied soldiers landed on the northwest coast of France.

US President Joe Biden plans to travel to France in early June to take part in celebrations marking the Allied landings in Normandy in World War II. White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre made the announcement Wednesday without giving further details of the trip. Allied soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, 80 years ago.

A bunker at Ver-sur-Mer along the coast in Normandy.APA / AFP / Olivier Morin

Trump last attended the 75th anniversary celebration

D-Day marked the beginning of the liberation of Europe from Nazi Germany in the West. At the time, the Allied forces consisted mainly of Americans, British, Canadians, Polish and French. To commemorate the action, an international commemoration is planned for June 6 on the beaches of Normandy with heads of state from around the world. Five years ago — on the 75th anniversary of D-Day — Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, was at the celebration. (APA)

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