From left, World War II veterans of the U.S. 29th Infantry Division, Hal Baumgarten, 90 from Pennsylvania, Steve Melnikoff, 94, from Maryland, Don McCarthy, 90 from Rhode Island, and Morley Piper, 90, from Massachusetts, attend a D-Day commemoration, on Omaha Beach, western France on June 6, 2014.
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Politicians honor Veterans on D-Day

Seventy years after more than 150,0000 allied troops stormed the Omaha and Utah Beaches in Normandy, the world honored the D-Day veterans who fought, died, or went missing on June 6, 1944 in the name of freedom

World leaders, diplomats, veterans, and American politicians joined President Obama at the cemetery above Omaha Beach Friday morning to honor the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landing.  “Here we don’t just commemorate victory, as proud of that victory as we are; we don’t just honor sacrifice, as grateful as the world is; we come to remember why America and our allies gave so much for the survival of liberty at its moment of maximum peril,” Obama said.

Politicians took to social media to honor those that served and died for their country.

Politicians honor Veterans on D-Day