D-Day anniversary events around US and abroad

June 6, 2014 11:40 AM

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President Barack Obama visited the beaches of Normandy and said “the tide was turned in that common struggle for freedom” on D-Day and now lives on in a new generation.

Obama spoke from the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, where nearly 10,000 white marble tombstones sit on a bluff overlooking the site of the battle’s most violent fighting at Omaha Beach. He described D-Day’s violent scene in vivid terms, recalling that “by daybreak, blood soaked the water” ...

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