D-Day 65th Anniversary

By Master Sgt. Cecilio RicardoJune 6, 2009

Members of the U.S. Army Europe Band practice in front of the memorial at the American National Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. Close to 1,000 servicemembers took part in weeklong ceremonies honoring the 65th anniversary of D-Day.
1 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the U.S. Army Europe Band practice in front of the memorial at the American National Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. Close to 1,000 servicemembers took part in weeklong ceremonies honoring the 65th anniversary of D-Day. (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo) VIEW ORIGINAL
President Barack Obama with Britain Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, for D-DayAca,!a,,cs  65th anniversary.
2 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President Barack Obama with Britain Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, for D-DayAca,!a,,cs 65th anniversary. (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Marlene Cerna pays respects during the playing of the U.S. national anthem as part ceremonies for the 65th anniversary of D-Day. Cerna is a member of the U.S. Army Salute Battery Team, 529th Military Company, U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg, Germany.
3 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Marlene Cerna pays respects during the playing of the U.S. national anthem as part ceremonies for the 65th anniversary of D-Day. Cerna is a member of the U.S. Army Salute Battery Team, 529th Military Company, U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg, Germany. (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo) VIEW ORIGINAL
At the start of the D-Day 65th commemoration ceremony, world leaders prepare to step onto the stage at the Normandy American Ceremony in France.
4 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – At the start of the D-Day 65th commemoration ceremony, world leaders prepare to step onto the stage at the Normandy American Ceremony in France. (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo) VIEW ORIGINAL
Participants at the 65th anniversary of D-Day carry flags early in the morning at the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.
5 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Participants at the 65th anniversary of D-Day carry flags early in the morning at the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo) VIEW ORIGINAL
Members of the U.S. Army Europe Band practice in front of the memorial at the American National Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. Close to 1,000 servicemembers took part in weeklong ceremonies honoring the 65th anniversary of D-Day.
6 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the U.S. Army Europe Band practice in front of the memorial at the American National Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. Close to 1,000 servicemembers took part in weeklong ceremonies honoring the 65th anniversary of D-Day. (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo) VIEW ORIGINAL
World War II and D-Day veteran Clyde Combs, left, greets President Barack Obama before the start of the D-Day 65th commemoration ceremony.
7 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – World War II and D-Day veteran Clyde Combs, left, greets President Barack Obama before the start of the D-Day 65th commemoration ceremony. (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Staff Sgt. Ashley Camomilli carries the U.S. flag during a multinational flag presentation for ceremonies at the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. Representatives from the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and France took part in the ceremony commemorating the 65th anniversary of D-Day
8 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Staff Sgt. Ashley Camomilli carries the U.S. flag during a multinational flag presentation for ceremonies at the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. Representatives from the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and France took part in the ceremony commemorating the 65th anniversary of D-Day (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo) VIEW ORIGINAL
President Barack Obama leads other heads of state at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. Joining Obama are, from left, Prince Charles of Wales, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Great Britain Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Dan Neese, superintendent of the cemetery.
9 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – President Barack Obama leads other heads of state at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. Joining Obama are, from left, Prince Charles of Wales, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Great Britain Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Dan Neese, superintendent of the cemetery. (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo) VIEW ORIGINAL
The U.S. Army Salute Battery Team, 529th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg, Germany, fires the ceremonial M1A1 howitzer overlooking Omaha Beach at the Normandy American Cemetery, France.
10 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The U.S. Army Salute Battery Team, 529th Military Police Company, U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg, Germany, fires the ceremonial M1A1 howitzer overlooking Omaha Beach at the Normandy American Cemetery, France. (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo) VIEW ORIGINAL