Crow Statement on 75th Anniversary of D-Day
Rep. Jason Crow released the following statement marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France. Crow is on a Congressional Delegation to Normandy today and attended a ceremony at the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach.
“Seventy-five years ago today thousands of Americans put duty and sacrifice first and gave their lives on D-Day. They risked their lives to liberate Europe and protect freedom and democracy for future generations.
“As a soldier, I think of the Rangers before me, the “boys of Pointe du Hoc.” Their valor inspires me, their sacrifice humbles me, and their commitment to our country reminds me of America’s unlimited potential when we come together to fight for a common purpose.
“What occurred on D-Day wasn’t just a military campaign, it was the catalyst for our post-war world, one built on the strength of our alliances and our shared commitment to democratic principles, bonds built on the battlefield. It is an honor to be in Normandy to ensure the sacrifices made 75 years ago continue to be a part of our American story.”