How Four Different Presidents Reflected on the Anniversary of D-Day

I am a Presidential history geek; OK, I’m a history geek in general.  So, to mark another anniversary of one of the seminal events in world history – the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 -“D-Day” – here are the remarks of four modern era U.S. Presidents – two Republican, two Democrat, each dealing with different global challenges in their own time – given at Normandy on the 40th, 50th, 60th and 70th anniversaries of D-Day:
40th Anniversary (1984) – Ronald Reagan:

 

 

50th Anniversary (1994) – Bill Clinton:

 

60th Anniversary (2004) –  George W. Bush (NOTE: President Reagan had passed away the day before, on June 5, 2004, hence President Bush’s mention of him – very fitting given the 1984 address):

 

70th Anniversary (2014) – Barack Obama:

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