World leaders salute D-Day sacrifice

US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron reviewing a flypast to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings at the Normandy American Cemetery in France yesterday. PHOTO: REUTERS
US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron reviewing a flypast to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings at the Normandy American Cemetery in France yesterday. PHOTO: REUTERS

CAEN (France) • World leaders paid tribute to the sacrifice of D-Day veterans yesterday, on the 75th anniversary of the largest ever seaborne invasion that opened the way for Western Europe's liberation from Nazi Germany.

Among those present were US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along with about 60 of the last surviving veterans.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 07, 2019, with the headline 'World leaders salute D-Day sacrifice'. Print Edition | Subscribe