U.S. Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota) took to the Senate floor today to honor the 70th anniversary of the heroic landings of D-Day at Normandy.
Thune made the following remarks on the Senate Floor, “…The incredible bravery exhibited on June 6th, 1944…is one of the defining moments of modern history. The images of American GIs landing at Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, and Pointe du Hoc have come to represent not only the great sacrifices made during World War II, but the enduring cause of freedom for which the United States still stands… The men and women who answered the call to serve in World War II, and those who supported them on the home front, are often revered as ‘the Greatest Generation.’ Deservedly so…. May we never forget their sacrifices, or the solemn responsibility we have to all those who have answered the call to serve.”
Video of the senator’s remarks is available here.