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D-Day: Veterans and world leaders mark 75th anniversary

The only words we can say to veterans are "thank you", Theresa May told a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion.Her words were echoed by French President Emmanuel Macron, who told D-Day veterans gathered in northern France that we owe them "our freedom".The day of commemorative events began with a lone piper marking the moment the first UK soldiers went ashore.Donald Trump later told US veterans they were "the pride of the nation".The US president was at a service at the US war cemetery at Omaha Beach.Hundreds of veterans gathered in Normandy for the anniversary of the largest combined land, air and naval operation in history.The day's commemorations mark key events in the operation, which was aimed at brin ...