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Trump, Macron Watch Fly-overs at Normandy D-Day Commemoration

Trump is at the Normandy American Cemetery near Omaha Beach Wednesday to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day

U.S. President Donald Trump (C) and French President Emmanuel Macron (L) greet a U.S. veteran during a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019
Photo by IAN LANGSDON / POOL / AFP

U.S. President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and their wives are overlooking a beachfront in Normandy, France, where American and allied forces landed in an invasion that helped free Europe from Nazi occupation.

Trump is at the Normandy American Cemetery near Omaha Beach Wednesday to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Following a program and gun salute, the four walked to an overlook and stood silently as a bugler played "Taps." They surveyed a map of the invasion and watched as fighter jets and planes, including some leaving trails of red, white and blue smoke, flew overhead.

Trump earlier praised the veterans of D-Day, saying they are "among the very greatest Americans who will ever live."

Trump was speaking in France at the Normandy American Cemetery near Omaha Beach where the Americans landed on June 6, 1944.

Trump said that on that day — 75 years ago — 10,000 men sacrificed their lives not only for their fellow troops and their countries, but for the "survival of liberty."

Trump says the ground the allied forces captured during the invasion "won back this ground for civilization."