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 We know how far we still have to go, We know it is a long and difficult way. But we also know how much a united Europe and an America true to its values can achieve together. 
— Nicolas Sarkozy comparing the fight against Nazism and fascism to the current challenge / June 06, 2009
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 It is a story that has never come easy, but one that always gives us hope, For as we face down the hardships and struggles of our time, and arrive at that hour for which we were born, we cannot help but draw strength from those moments in history when the best among us were somehow able to swallow their fears and secure a beachhead on an unforgiving shore. 
— Barack Obama on the 65th anniversary of the D-Day / June 06, 2009
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 The nations and leaders that joined together to defeat Hitler's Reich were not perfect. We had made our share of mistakes, and had not always agreed with one another on every issue. But whatever God we prayed to, whatever our differences, we knew that the evil we faced had to be stopped. 
— Barack Obama speaking on the 65th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy / June 06, 2009
 It is a world of varied religions and cultures and forms of government. In such a world, it is rare for a struggle to emerge that speaks to something universal about humanity. The Second World War did that. 
— Barack Obama speaking on the 65th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy / June 06, 2009
 They were American, British, and Canadian. The sheer improbability of this victory is part of what makes D-Day so memorable. It also arises from the clarity of purpose with which this war was waged. We live in a world of competing beliefs and claims about what is true. 
— Barack Obama speaking on the 65th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy / June 06, 2009

 So the men we are celebrating today and commemorating those dead are the people who not only liberated Europe but made possible the freedoms we all enjoy today. 
— Gordon Brown paying tributes on the 65th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy / June 06, 2009
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 There is an unbroken line from the Normandy landings to the fall of Berlin to the end of the Second World War and then to creation of a post-war society. 
— Gordon Brown marking the 65th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy / June 06, 2009
 Generations to come will know what happened here, but these men heard the guns. Visitors will always pay respects at this cemetery, but these veterans come looking for a name and remembering faces and voices from a lifetime ago. Today we honor all the veterans of Normandy and all their comrades who never left. 
— George Bush speaking on the anniversary of the D-Day landings / 2004
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 We are the children of your sacrifice. We are the sons and daughters you saved from tyranny's reach. We grew up behind the shield of the strong alliances you forged in blood upon these beaches, on the shores of the Pacific, and in the skies above. 
— Bill Clinton speaking on the anniversary of the D-Day landings / 1994
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 These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc. These are the men who took the cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a continent. These are the heroes who helped end a war. 
— Ronald Reagan speaking on the anniversary of the D-Day landings / 1984
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