Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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Norcross Shares His Experience in Normandy for D-Day 75th Anniversary Commemorations

Jun 7, 2019
News Release

NORMANDY, FRANCE – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) – a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee – attended a bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Normandy, France to mark the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Allied D-Day invasion.  The delegation, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, took part in observances of the anniversary along with veterans and their families, active duty service members, government and military officials, and foreign dignitaries.  

“I am honored to have attend the D-Day commemorations in Normandy on the 75th Anniversary of the ‘the longest day.’ I’m constantly in awe of the sacrifices made by the greatest generation in the name of freedom and that was reinforced during this trip,” said Norcross. “It was remarkably moving to be standing in a location where I could look at Omaha Beach in front of me and simultaneously have more than 9,000 American heroes buried behind me. Those Americans made the ultimate sacrifice and protected the world from tyranny. If it wasn’t for those brave men and women who stormed these beaches 75 years ago, we wouldn’t be here today.”

The Congressional Delegation attended the 75th Anniversary D-Day Ceremony at the American Cemetery and the International D-Day Ceremony at Juno Beach.

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Click here to view or download a 24-second video message filmed by Norcross at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial.


Contact: Ally Kehoe, Communications Director