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Kate Middleton, Prince William Commemorate D-Day Along With President Obama, Queen Elizabeth (PHOTO SLIDESHOW)

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By Emma Koonse , Christian Post Reporter
June 6, 2014|3:56 pm

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  • Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge and his wife, Catherine
    (Photo: Reuters/Toby Melville)
    Britain's Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge and his wife, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, attend a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings at Gold Beach at More...
  • Britain's Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge
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    Britain's Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, (C) speaks to World War II veterans during the 70th French-American Commemoration D-Day Ceremony in Arromanches June 6, 2014.
  • Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, his wife Camilla
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    Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and British Prime Minister David Cameron listen to the service during a British D-Day commemoration ceremony at the Bayeux Cathedral in Bayeux, June 6, 2014.
  • President Obama
    (Photo: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)
    Red light reflected from the carpet illuminates Russian President Vladimir Putin as he passes President Obama and other leaders at a group photo for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Benouville June 6, 2014.
  • Queen Elizabeth
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin walks with French President Francois Hollande as U.S. President Barack Obama walks with Britain's Queen Elizabeth after a group photo for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Benouville June 6, 2014.
  • President Obama and French President Francois Hollande
    (Photo: Reuters/Pascal Rossignol)
    President Obama and French President Francois Hollande participate in the 70th French-American Commemoration D-Day Ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer June 6, 2014.
  • Queen Elizabeth
    (Photo: Reuters/Toby Melville)
    Britain's Queen Elizabeth lays a wreath during the French-British ceremony at the British War cemetery in Bayeux, June 6, 2014.

President Obama was joined by Kate Middleton and other members of the British royal family as well as leaders from around the world on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, Friday, June 6.

The President of the U.S. honored D-Day veterans who stormed the beaches of northern France 70 years ago today, assuring the WWII soldiers that their spirit of courage and sacrifice is continued and "in good hands." Obama was joined by world leaders such as French President Francois Hollande as well at Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minster David Cameron, Canada's Stephen Harper, Germany's Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin of Russia.

"Here, we don't just commemorate victory, as proud of that victory as we are; we don't just honor sacrifice, as grateful as the world is; we come to remember why America and our allies gave so much for the survival of liberty at this moment of maximum peril," Obama said during a moving speech.

Other members of Britain's royal family Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William also attended the D-Day Commemoration Ceremony on Friday. The royal couple, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge helped observe the 70th anniversary of Allied troops arriving in Normandy during the Cold War in 1944.

The royal couple was first greeted by the Mayor of Arromanches and a naval attache before examining exhibits in the D-Day Museum. Then, the Duke and Duchess joined Queen Elizabeth as well as Prince Charles for the commemoration ceremony where they sang the national anthem with local veterans.

In addition to President Obama's speech, Prince William gave an address honoring those who lose their lives in the war.

"They gave up everything for our freedom," he said. "They lie now together in the beautifully kept cemeteries that lie on the coast… However, today is also about the young. It is vital that this sacrifice, and the reasons for this sacrifice, are never forgotten."

 

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