Headline RoundupJune 6th, 2024

Biden Speaks at 80th Anniversary of D-Day

Summary from the AllSides News Team

President Joe Biden commemorated D-Day by saluting World War II veterans with remarks on the 80th anniversary of the invasion in Normandy, France.

Key Details: Biden saluted the U.S. and Allied troops who stormed the beaches of Normandy 80 years ago. He also warned against the spread of isolationism, noting the importance of global alliances, and pledged to  "never walk away" from Ukraine.

Key Quote: “We cannot let what happened here be lost in the silence of the years to come,” Biden said. “The fact that they were heroes here that day does not absolve us of what we have to do today.”

For Context: Thursday's anniversary could be the last decadal commemoration of D-Day, with the median age of World War II soldiers being 98 years old. The invasion at Normandy was the largest amphibious assault in history.

How the Media Covered it: Sources across the political spectrum noted that Biden's remarks stressed the importance of global alliances such as NATO.

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