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D-Day Anniversary, Presidential Speeches: Sunday, June 9th on C-SPAN3 American History TV

by NinaShelton

C-SPAN3's American History TV

Sunday, June 9, 2019

 

D-Day 75th Anniversary

The Allies invaded Nazi-occupied France 75 years ago on June 6, 1944. To mark the anniversary, we hear again from the American presidents who traveled to Normandy's beaches.

Sunday, Starting at 1pm ET

Presidents Carter, Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama spoke at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer above the beach code-named Omaha. Some 9,000 Americans who died on D-Day or in the hard-fought days afterward are buried there. President Reagan spoke at Pointe du Hoc to honor the U.S. Army rangers who scaled those 100-foot cliffs.  

  • Jimmy Carter speaks first on January 5, 1978 - nearly 34 years after the invasion
  • Ronald Reagan on June 6, 1984 - the 40th anniversary
  • Bill Clinton on June 6, 1994 - the 50th anniversary
  • George W. Bush on June 6, 2004 - the 60th anniversary
  • Barack Obama on June 6, 2014 - the 70th anniversary