Trump, Queen Elizabeth mark 75th anniversary of D-Day landings

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June 6, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Veterans salute from the stage as they attend the D-Day Commemorations Wednesday in Portsmouth, England. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images/TNS)

LONDON ? President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined their counterparts from Britain, France and other nations on Wednesday to mark the 75th anniversary of the 1944 D-Day landings, which changed the course of World War II in Europe.

Trump, Merkel, British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron and other leaders watched readings, re-enactments, song and dance performances and fly-pasts by World War II aircraft in the southern English city of Portsmouth.

Trump joined Queen Elizabeth II in meeting veterans following the ceremony to mark the assault on German-occupied Normandy in western France by more than 150,000 British, U.S., French and other Allied troops.

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