President Barack Obama delivered the following remarks at the 70th French-American Commemoration D-Day Ceremony at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France on June 6, 2014.
OBAMA: If prayer were made of sound, the skies over England that night would have deafened the world. Captains paced their decks. Pilots tapped their gauges. Commanders pored over maps, fully aware that for all the months of meticulous planning, everything could go wrong -- the winds, the tides, the element of surprise -- and, above all, the audacious bet that what waited on the other side of the channel would compel men not to shrink away, but to charge ahead.Read full article >>