US commitment to liberty 'written in blood' on beaches

US President Barack Obama said the American commitment to liberty which is "written in blood" on the beaches of Normandy endures with a new generation.

Speaking at a D-Day memorial event in Colleville-sur-Mer, Obama said: "I am honoured to return here today to pay tribute to the men and women of a generation who defied every danger.

"Among them are veterans of D-Day, and gentlemen we are truly humbled by your presence here today."

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D-Day veterans honoured 70 years after Normandy landings

Heroes of the liberation of Europe were joined by world leaders as tens of thousands of people remembered the courage and sacrifices of servicemen on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.