D-Day Ceremonies at Normandy Beach

June 6, 2009 12:01:40 PM PDT
Before leaving to Normandy beach for Saturday's D-Day Ceremony, President Obama met with French President Nicholas Sarkozy and discussed how history has shaped modern U.S. French relations. "Because this day marks not only the triumph of freedom but it also marks how the trans-atlantic alliance has allowed for extraordinary prosperity and security on both sides of the atlantic." Said President Obama

On Saturday the two leaders are also attending a ceremony remembering the allied invasion of France by hundreds of thousands of troops, during World War Two.

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