UPDATE: At 8:45 pm, Biden issued a statement.
Today, we mark 78 years since D-Day and honor those who answered duty’s call on the beaches of Normandy. We must never forget their service and sacrifice in defense of freedom, and we must strive every day to live up to the ideals they fought to defend. pic.twitter.com/2IRTQN4uEz— President Biden (@POTUS) June 7, 2022
President Joe Biden failed to officially commemorate the 78th anniversary of the D-Day invasion Monday. The White House did not issue any statement about the anniversary and Biden's Twitter feeds are absent of any mention.
It's nearly 3:30 pm in Washington D.C. and no statement from Biden about D-Day...— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 6, 2022
This is the second year in a row Biden has failed to commemorate the D-Day anniversary.
Jen Psaki, when asked why President Biden did not commemorate the D-Day anniversary yesterday:— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) June 7, 2021
"I wouldn't be surprised if there's more we would have to say on it." pic.twitter.com/QDS9iqJhc9
Yesterday marked the 77th anniversary of D-Day, but you wouldn’t know it if you followed any of the White House or President Biden’s social media accounts. https://t.co/RTYgxlJtbd— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) June 7, 2021
But while Biden failed to commemorate the day, a number of Americans, organizations and world leaders are honoring the heroes who stormed the beaches of Normandy in 1944.
D-Day was the beginning of Operation Overlord; over several weeks, more than 120,000 American soldiers lost their lives to liberate Europe from the grip of fascist tyranny. I salute and honor all who fought, died, and led us to victory against evil. #DDay— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) June 6, 2022
78 years ago today: D-Day pic.twitter.com/WCZ69NGy0v— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) June 6, 2022
Left: Eisenhower’s D-Day letter: “You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade” & “Let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great & noble undertaking.”— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) June 6, 2022
Right: Eisenhower’s in-case-of-failure letter: “If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.” pic.twitter.com/QbVHgkzdCQ
I join with Virginians across the Commonwealth in remembering the U.S servicemembers who risked and gave their lives on D-Day. Their sacrifices, in defense of freedom and liberty, will never be forgotten. ????— Governor Glenn Youngkin (@GovernorVA) June 6, 2022
“It is with humility and pleasure, on behalf of the entire country – indeed the whole free world – that I say to you all, thank you.”— Ministry of Defence ???? (@DefenceHQ) June 6, 2022
Her Majesty The Queen’s message to D-Day veterans remains as powerful as ever today, on the 78th anniversary of the Normandy Landings. #DDay78 pic.twitter.com/eAOp9De8wh