COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER , France, June 6 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande spoke in a Normandy cemetery Friday to honor the 70th anniversary of World War II's D-Day invasion.
"What more powerful manifestation of America's commitment to human freedom than the sight of wave after wave after wave of young men boarding those boats to liberate people they had never met? We say it now as if it couldn't be any other way. But in the annals of history, the world had never seen anything like it." Obama said in his speech during a ceremony at the American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, near Omaha Beach. His remarks were made from a stage on which sat a group of the diminishing number of survivors of the assault.