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the poignant moments began a day of events to commemorate D. day allied invasion of France that would turn the tide of World War two aging veterans and world leaders gathered at Vassar map to know great separatist memorial to those soldiers who lost their lives , here in Normandy we will always remember that coverage that commitment that conviction , and to all veterans here in Normandy today , I want to say the only words we can , thank you , a service of remembrance was held in by yet , US president Donald Trump and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau also attended ceremonies paying tribute to the courage and sacrifice of the allied troops the lives that they gave the sacrifice that they made , did not just to win a battle , it did not just what a war , those who fought here want a future for our nation , they won the survival of our civilization , and they showed us the way to love cherish and defend our way of life , for many centuries to come , more than a hundred and fifty thousand soldiers landed on a fifty mile stretch of coastline under a hail of German artillery and machine gun fire under the cover of darkness thousands of allied paratroopers jumped behind Japanese coastal defences the largest seaborne invasion in history that paved the way for western Europe's liberation from headless forces then as day break warships pounded German positions before hundreds of landing craft to scorch the infantry troops tens of thousands perished on the beaches and in the months long battle to follow it in Normandy seventy five years on a day of remembrance to honor those soldiers many of whom was still boys when they waited actual