President Donald Trump is set to partake the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion along with other world leaders. D-Day was a monumental event that shaped the World War II outcome.
Symbolically, the event is taking place at the Omaha Beach in Normandy, where thousands of U.S. troops and allies alike lost their lives in WWII.
Continuing a tradition of his predecessors, President Trump will stand with leaders from Britain, Canada, France and Germany, who will pay tribute to the fallen soldiers who stormed Normandy to win the war.
President Trump tweeted a message showing that he is looking forward to the event, Fox News reported.
“Heading over to Normandy to celebrate some of the bravest that ever lived. We are eternally grateful!” Trump wrote.
The message included a retweet of a Defense Department message that included the remembrances of some veterans who participated in the D-Day invasion.
Earlier, the President tweeted an excerpt from his D-Day remarks.
“They did not know if they would survive the hour,” the President wrote. “They did not know if they would grow old. But they knew that America had to prevail. Their cause was this Nation, and generations yet unborn.”
Remembrances will continue to take place throughout the day. Trump will deliver a speech later on Thursday at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, where more than 9,000 American military dead are buried.
On Wednesday, Trump joined British Prime Minister Theresa May and about 300 veterans – ages 91 to 101 – on the southern coast of England where he read a prayer delivered by President Franklin Roosevelt on D-Day.