President Trump and the First Lady attend an event to commemorate the 75th D-Day anniversary alongside other world leaders including those from the United Kingdom, Canada, Belgium, France, and Greece.
The president and his wife attended the two-day event Wednesday in Portsmouth to honor those who fought for liberation from Germany in World War II.
The ceremonies included testimonies from veterans and other military personnel, and a flyby of two dozen aircraft.
There were 300 veterans in attendance to remember the thousands of lives lost during the invasion.
Over 1,200 warships, 4,127 landing aircraft, and 10,000 vehicles took part in D-Day on June 6, 75 years ago.
The president’s participation in the event came during his official state visit to the United Kingdom, where he has held meetings with the Royal Family and British Prime Minister Theresa May.
As we approach the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, we proudly commemorate those heroic and honorable patriots who gave their all for the cause of freedom during some of history’s darkest hours. #DDay75 https://t.co/hjTkdM7VcN
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2019
He has touted the trip via twitter saying, “London part of trip is going really well. The Queen and the entire Royal family have been fantastic. The relationship with the United Kingdom is very strong.”
President Trump will travel to Ireland to meet with the Irish prime minister after the event for a short bilateral meeting at the airport.
On Thursday the anniversary commemoration will continue near the beaches of Normandy at military cemeteries.