Jun 07 2024

ICYMI: Graham and Britt on Omaha Beach for the 80th Anniversary of D-Day

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Katie Britt (R-Alabama) yesterday commemorated the 80th anniversary of D-Day from Omaha Beach, one of five beach landing sites for the Allied forces during World War II. 

  • GRAHAM: “This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. My dad was a World War II veteran in the Pacific in New Guinea. There were 66 American World War II vets here today. They all [had] just incredible stories.”  https://youtu.be/--sOREiv7pw?si=DHq3SjwdAkssUa_P&t=31
  • GRAHAM: “[These veterans] still love our country. And it reminds you what can happen if you don’t do your job right, politically. If you let evil go unchecked you wind up getting a lot of people put in harm’s way.” https://youtu.be/--sOREiv7pw?si=EKwgZMrl4TcXVZP8&t=51
  • BRITT: “We hope that you will join us in remembering [the veterans and the fallen], remembering their sacrifice, and remembering that we must fight for our freedom at each generation. It doesn’t just get passed down. It’s something we have to be intentional about.” https://youtu.be/--sOREiv7pw?si=gdxxfpDOs7u4nNWB&t=90

Click here to watch Graham and Britt’s statements

Photos and videos of Senator Graham at the D-Day ceremony in Normandy are available HERE.

Details on the bipartisan Senate delegation that Sens. Graham and Britt participated in are HERE.