DeLauro Is Part of Congressional Delegation in Normandy
NORMANDY, FRANCE—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) released the following statement today marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day. DeLauro is currently in Normandy, France as part of the official Congressional Delegation to the anniversary ceremonies. While in Normandy, DeLauro is meeting with Hamden resident Joseph Myjak, who fought in the D-Day battle and is also there to mark the anniversary.
“As a nation, all Americans are proud of the brave souls who stormed the beach 70 years ago today. D-Day was the pivot that turned the tide of war and it is sometimes hard to comprehend the enormous sacrifice and courage of these very young men who threw themselves at death’s door. This 70th anniversary is a very poignant moment for all of us and I am blessed to spend it with so many men who won the war.
“Seeing stone after stone marking the soldiers who lost their lives here is a stark reminder of what our courageous soldiers risk every day. We can never do enough to thank the brave men and women who protect our freedoms in foreign lands so that we can enjoy them at home. But today we will all stop and pause for an extra moment, and give thanks that the Greatest Generation sacrificed so much so that we could be here today.”