Pres. Trump at 75th Anniversary of D- Day Ceremony CSPAN June 6, 2019 3:13pm-3:18pm EDT
president trump joined french president macron and other world leaders today on the beaches of normandy, france, paying tribute to the 75th anniversary of the d-day invasion. the battle that changed the course of world war ii. president trump talked about the u.s. contribution to the battle. here's a portion of what you'll see tonight at 8:00 eastern on c-span. the exceptional might came from a truly exceptional spirit. the abundance of courage came from an abundance of faith. the great deeds of an army came from the great depths of their love. as they confronted their fate, the americans of the allies placed themselves into the palm of god's hand. the men behind me will tell you
that they are just the lucky ones. as one of them recently put it, all the heroes are buried here. but we know what these men did. we knew how brave they were. they came here and saved freedom. and then they went home and showed us all what freedom is all about. the american sons and daughters who saw us to victory were no less extraordinary in peace. they built families. they built industries. they built a national culture that inspired the entire world in the decades that followed.
america defeated communism, secured civil rights, revolutionized science, launched a man to the moon and then kept on pushing to new frontiers. and today america is stronger than ever before. [ applause ] president trump went on to say that the 10,000 men who sacrificed their lives on normandy beach 75 years ago today did it not only for their fellow troops and their countries, but for the survival of liberty. see the entire event at the normandy american cemetery near omaha beach tonight on at 8:00 eastern on c-span. sunday on american history tv on c-span3, we continue our coverage of the 75th anniversary
of d-day. at 1:00 p.m. eastern, listen to past american presidents who travel to normandy beaches to honor the fallen, starling with jimmy carter, followed by ronald reagan in 1984, bill clinton in 1994, george w. bush in 2004, and barack obama in 2014. and then at 4:00 p.m. eastern on "real america," the 1944 film, "d-day to germany." >> we needed it badly, because we thought we could use it as a port. but we found that shareburg, be shown here, was pretty badly destroyed by the germans themselves. they destroyed the docks, which we thought we could use. and it took them, if i recall, almost two months before we could bring a ship in. >> at 6:30 on oral histories, world war ii veteran john raaen describes how his company was
changed to omaha beach. the cries of the wounded. >> most of it was medic, and a few of it was mama, that type of thing. the cries of the wounded and the dying were sort of haunting. but they were drowned out by the rifle and machine gunfire coming in from our right. >> and at 8:00 p.m., president trump and first lady melania trump join french president emmanuel macron for the d-day 75th anniversary ceremony. watch sunday starting at 1:00 p.m. eastern on american history tv on c-span3. the state department last month ordered all nonemergency u.s. government employees to leave iraq. president trump said iran was supporting a tax on u.s. personnel in the region, and ordered 1,500 additional troops to the persian gulf. the hudson institute brought analysts together to talk about the role of iraq as tensions