White House

June 6, 2009

On Normandy beach, U.S. president salutes W.W. II victors, warns N. Korea, Iran

On the 65th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy to free Europe from the Nazis, President Barack Obama saluted the elderly veterans who once stormed the beaches and achieved an "improbable victory" in World War II. It was a rare day of international unity, with the leaders of the country's the fought together in that war expressing solidairty on many of the world's current issues. At one point British Prime Minister Gordon Brown accidentally called Omaha Beach, where the commemoration was held, "Obama Beach."

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