A glimpse in photos as the Bidens attend the French state dinner marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day

President Biden said France was America’s “first friend” at its founding and one of its closest allies more than two centuries later, as he was honored with a visit from State Saturday by French President Emmanuel Macron aimed to show their partnership on global security issues and ease past trade tensions. “United we stand, divided … Read more

A glimpse in photos as the Bidens attend the French state dinner marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day

President Biden said France was America’s “first friend” at its founding and one of its closest allies more than two centuries later, as he was honored with a visit from State Saturday by French President Emmanuel Macron aimed to show their partnership on global security issues and ease past trade tensions. “United we stand, divided … Read more

Biden will speak about freedom and democracy at Pointe du Hoc, 80 years after D-Day

President Biden delivers a speech Friday on freedom and democracy at Pointe du Hoc, which was a heavily fortified German position captured by U.S. Army Rangers during World War II. invasion of Normandy. In his speech, the president will link the Allied Powers’ fight for freedom on D-Day decades ago to support for self-rule in … Read more

Biden meets with US World War II veterans as he and allies mark 80th anniversary of D-Day in France

President Biden and top U.S. allies were in Normandy on Thursday to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the invasion of Nazi-occupied France by U.S.-led allied forces. The brazen air and sea invasion would mark the beginning of the end of World War II, leading to the defeat of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi German forces in Europe … Read more

Parachute jump from WWII planes kicks off 80th anniversary of D-Day commemorations

Paratroopers rushed from World War II planes into the now peaceful Norman skies where war once raged, kicking off a week of ceremonies to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day. On Sunday, three C-47 transport planes, the workhorse of war, dropped three long chains of jumpers, their round chutes opening like mushrooms into the blue … Read more

World War II veterans travel to France to commemorate 80th anniversary of D-Day

More than 60 World War II veterans took off Friday from Dallas to France, where they will participate in ceremonies marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day. The group ranges in age from 96 to 107, according to American Airlines, which first flew them to Paris. The flight is one among several who take veterans to … Read more