Tim Kaine: The 70th anniversary of D-Day
Today we remember the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of the Allied Forces on D-Day. I’m honored to spend today at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford – a visible reminder of those who have sacrificed to preserve the liberty we enjoy.
Thirty-four soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Company A, 116th Infantry Regiment landed on Omaha Beach seventy years ago today and nineteen of those men lost their lives that day, as did four more later in the Normandy campaign.
When I reflect on the sacrifice Virginians made and continue to make for our freedom, I am honored and humbled by the character and quality of their service.