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Rhode Island congressmen take part in D-Day events in France

June 6, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Rhode Island congressmen have participated in a ceremony in France marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

A bipartisan congressional delegation, including U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, attended Thursday’s observance.

President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron marked D-Day at the Normandy American Cemetery near Omaha Beach, where the Americans landed on June 6, 1944, marking the beginning of the end of Europe’s Nazi occupation.

Whitehouse and Langevin met with World War II veterans. Whitehouse says it’s an honor to mark the solemn anniversary with some of the brave men who came ashore on this day 75 years ago.

Langevin says these heroes prevailed against tyranny, forever changing the course of history.

The delegation also met with Gen. Tod Wolters, commander of U.S. European Command.

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