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(Neb)-Fischer Takes Party In D-Day Ceremony In Normandy

By: John Axtell Posted at: 06/07/2019 01:50 PM
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, FRANCE -  Nebraska Republican U-S Senator Deb Fischer, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was part of a bipartisan Senate delegation in France for the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy.

      The group took part in the official ceremony at the American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer with President Trump and French President Macron.

     Fischer later called it "truly amazing to visit Normandy and honor service members on the 75th anniversary of D-Day," in part because of her family connections to WII.

     Two of her uncles received Bronze Star Citations for brave service in the European Theater while her father also served during the war. Fischer said the nation is forever grateful for the service, dedication, and sacrifice of the Greatest Generation."

      Over 150 WWII veterans attended the ceremony along with present members of the U.S. and French military, elected officials, and other dignitaries.

      Fischer and the other senators met with General Tod Wolters, who is both commander of U.S. European Command  and the Supreme Allied Commander Europe for NATO.


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