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Legislature Corner: Plaskett Joins Congressional Delegation to Normandy in Honor of 80th D-Day

The flag of France (file photo)

This week, Congresswoman Plaskett joins a bipartisan Congressional Delegation traveling to Normandy, France, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. On Thursday, June 6, the delegation will take part in observances of the anniversary along with veterans and their families, active duty service members, government and military officials, and foreign dignitaries.

The flag of the United States of America (Source file photo)

“It is my honor to pay homage to the men and women who serve in the armed forces especially those Virgin Islanders who, despite their second-class status, answered the call during World War II to defend our democracy and those who continue to defend America’s best values and support the efforts of other nations to do the same,” said Congresswoman Plaskett. “On the eightieth anniversary of D-Day, we honor the men who made the ultimate sacrifice and went directly into the heat of battle on behalf of their country during a time of great turmoil and danger. We, as citizens and as a community, are forever indebted to our servicemembers.  Our resolve is that their sacrifice is not in vain as we continue to fight for liberty and justice for all, both at home and abroad.”

“Eighty years ago, these brave servicemembers went directly into conflict because they knew that the future of civilization was at stake,” said Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries. “We remember the remarkable courage under fire of our veterans and know that America is free only because of their extraordinary bravery.”

The D-Day Ceremony will begin at approximately 6:30 a.m. ET, Thursday, June 6.

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett

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