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World Leaders Hail D-day Heroes, Pledge Unity

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2004 2:38 pm
by *PrInC€š§~R¶*
ARROMANCHES, France (Reuters) - World leaders paid solemn tribute Sunday to the thousands of Allied troops who fought and died in the D-Day landings in Normandy 60 years ago, and vowed to safeguard the transatlantic alliance they forged.

Setting aside differences over the Iraq war, President Bush and French President Jacques Chirac said leaders today had a duty to honor the values the soldiers died for by defending the cause of freedom and democracy together.

"France will never forget what it owes America, its steadfast friend and ally," Chirac told a ceremony attended by about 20 heads of state and government at Arromanches, a coastal village in Normandy which saw heavy fighting on June 6, 1944. pic
Fredrick O'Toole from Kent, England, looks on in remembrance at the Ranville cemetery on Sunday June 6, 2004. Veterans are in Normandy, France to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2004 2:55 pm
by zozon3
Hailing the presence of Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, the first German leader to attend D-Day anniversary events in France, Chirac said: "We hold up the example of Franco-German reconciliation, to show the world that hatred has no future."

I like that

there mustve been alotta security there

Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 10:10 am
by heloise
zozon3 wrote:

there mustve been alotta security there

a lot ! Bush and british queen came from helicopter. People shouldn't visit as they would. but the funniest is that people couldn't go there, not for bomb but in order to don't see bush. Last time bush came in europe (UK), there were lots manifestation so french gouv wouldn't that. It was forbidden to manisfest against bush ! what a shame !