Ceremony at the American Cemetery and Memorial in Normandy, France, commemorating 25th anniversary of D-Day.
Normandy France Date:1969, June Duration:3 min 4 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A U.S. delegation of former war correspondents visits Normandy, France, 25 years after the Allied invasion of France during World War II. Uniformed United States Honor Guard lined up as officials arrive. Military officers and elected officials along with their wives arrive for a commemoration ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. They include General Omar Bradley and his wife, Esther Buhler Bradley, General J. Lawton Collins, Robert Sargent Shriver (then U.S. Ambassador to France) and his wife Eunice Kennedy Shriver. French and British military generals are also present. Officials and their wives stand at attention. Military officers salute. Officials place wreaths at a memorial, including Shriver, Bradley, and Collins. A U.S. General speaks at a podium addressing the audience. U.S. Army soldiers and U.S. Air Force airmen lined up. Officers salute as officials stand before them. Honor Guards carry an American flag at the ceremony. A sign on a wreath of flowers reads 'From U.S. D Day correspondents' . A correspondent places flowers at the memorial. View of American cemetary filled with white headstones behind crowd at the ceremony.
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