June 06, 2014

Kaine Statement On The 70th Anniversary Of D-Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in observance of the 70th anniversary of D-Day:

“Today we remember the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of the Allied Forces on D-Day. I’m honored to spend today at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford - a visible reminder of those who have sacrificed to preserve the liberty we enjoy. Thirty-four soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Company A, 116th Infantry Regiment landed on Omaha Beach seventy years ago today and nineteen of those men lost their lives that day, as did four more later in the Normandy campaign. When I reflect on the sacrifice Virginians made and continue to make for our freedom, I am honored and humbled by the character and quality of their service.”   

Later this morning, Kaine will speak at the 70th Anniversary of D-Day Commemoration at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.