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Sen. Katie Britt joins bipartisan delegation in Normandy for D-Day 80th anniversary

The delegation will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landing by Allied forces during World War II.

A memorial recognizing the Allied invasion of Normandy.
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U.S. Senator Katie Britt, R-Ala., joins a bipartisan Senate delegation in Normandy, France today to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landing by Allied forces during World War II.

The delegation, led by Senators John Boozman, R-Ark., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., will arrive in Normandy on Thursday, June 6. They will participate in a ceremony at the American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer alongside American and French leaders and veterans. The Senators will also meet with World War II veterans and pay their respects at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Later in the day, they will join heads of state from Allied nations at an international ceremony at Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

“I’m proud to be in France to commemorate this historic anniversary and honor the valiant Americans who courageously stormed the beaches of Normandy 80 years ago,” said Senator Britt. “We must never forget that the liberties, opportunities, and rights the Greatest Generation fought to preserve came at a tremendous cost. We are the Land of the Free because of the brave, and I’m deeply grateful to have this opportunity to express the enduring appreciation, admiration, and awe of our great state and nation.”

The delegation includes a mix of Senators from both parties, emphasizing the bipartisan nature of the trip. Joining Senators Britt, Boozman, and Blumenthal are Senators Patty Murray, D-Wash., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Joe Manchin, I-W.Va., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Ted Cruz, R-Tex., Gary Peters, D-Mich., Bill Cassidy, R-La., Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Kyrsten Sinema, I-Ariz., Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., Ted Budd, R-N.C., and Eric Schmitt, R-Mo.

Senator Britt is also a cosponsor of a bipartisan resolution commemorating the 80th Anniversary of D-Day. The resolution, which expresses gratitude and appreciation to the members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Allied troops responsible for the decisive maneuver that secured victory in Europe, was led by Senators Boozman and Chris Coons, D-Del., and unanimously passed the Senate yesterday.

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