Latta is in Normandy for 75th Anniversary of D-Day
Washington, June 6, 2019 | Mikayla Hall (202-225-6405)
Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) is in Normandy, France for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. In honor of this anniversary, Latta released the following statement:
“The idyllic beach that we stand near today was once the site of the great Allied invasion of Normandy that changed the course of history and helped end World War II. It’s a humbling experience to walk where they fought and to imagine what they went through that morning, but it’s an important reminder of just how fragile freedom and peace are. I’m honored to be here with my colleagues to pay my respects to those who served and those who died. We remain forever grateful to America’s greatest generation and the sacrifices they made for our country, and for freedom around the world.”
Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.Res 413, which was sponsored by Latta and the other co-chairs of the Congressional French Caucus. This resolution expresses the House’s immense gratitude for those who participated in the June 6, 1944, amphibious landings and airborne drops at Normandy, France, and commends those individuals for their leadership and bravery in the operation that ultimately helped bring an end to World War II.