President Donald Trump commemorated the 74th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied France at a bill signing ceremony Wednesday.
“Today, we also mark another milestone, the 74th anniversary of D-Day,” Trump said, adding, “more than 70,000 brave young Americans charged out of landing craft, jumped out of airplanes and stormed into hell. They gave their hearts, their blood, and their very lives on the beaches to drive out the enemy and strike a lasting victory for our country and for freedom.”
The president commemorated at the anniversary while signing a bill opening up healthcare options for veterans. A white house statement touting the bill notes that it “provides $5.2 billion in mandatory funding for the Veterans Choice program until a new consolidated program is implemented, which provides veterans with flexibility to receive care at both Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] and private health facilities.”
Trump continued, “In every generation, there have been heroes like them. Patriots who answer the call to serve. Who do whatever it takes. Wherever and whenever we need them to defend America. They put everything on the line for us. When they come home, we must do everything that we can possibly do for them. And that is what we are doing.”