Pres. Joe Biden Forgets to Commemorate D-Day, Chooses to Tweet About Tulsa Massacre Instead
President Joe Biden has neglected to commemorate the 77th anniversary of D-Day on Sunday and instead posted a video of him with the survivors of 1921 Tulsa massacre, a report said.
Biden tweeted from his presidential Twitter account that he met with survivors of the Tulsa massacre this week to help fill the silence. The Daily Wire reported that none of Biden's Twitter accounts had made any mention of the largest amphibious invasion in history.
By contrast, Vice President Kamala Harris did tweet about D-Day on Sunday. She tweeted, "On the 77th anniversary of #DDay, we honor the heroes who stormed the beaches of Normandy and liberated a continent. We will never forget their courage and sacrifice."
It can be recalled that Joe Biden drew flak when he allegedly confused the D-Day invasion of northern Europe in World War II with Pearl Harbor Day in May 2020. But his camp has denied the report.
According to Fox News, Joe Biden said during a fundraiser event that his home state of Delaware "declared our independence on December the 7th, by the way. And it's not just D-Day."
The former Biden campaign team noted that the president was referring to "Delaware Day," and pointed to the state government web page that says that the governors of Delaware have proclaimed December 7 as Delaware Day.
However, the state's website page did not mention that Delaware Day was referred to as "D-Day."
In Normandy, France, several ceremonies were being held to commemorate the D-Day anniversary. The event remembers the decisive assault that caused the liberation of France and western Europe from Nazis. It was also a day to honor those who fell during the event, according to an NPR report.
Britain's ambassador to France, Lord Edward Llewelyn, spoke during the inauguration of a new British monument to D-Day's heroes. Llewelyn said that those are the men who enabled liberty to regain control of the European continent and removed tyranny in the region.
The anniversary commemoration is still under a virus travel restriction that prevented veterans or families of fallen soldiers from the U.S., Britain, Canada, and other allied countries from making the trip to France. Only a few officials were exempted from the restrictions.
Denis van den Brink, a WWII expert working for the town of Carentan, said there was a "big loss" due to the "big absence" of veterans who could not travel. But Van den Brink noted that they remain in a "certain spirit of commemoration," which is the most important.
What Happened on D-Day?
D-Day was the largest amphibious invasion ever undertaken and laid the foundations for the Allied defeat of Germany in World War II. The invasion took place on June 6, 1944.
Thousands of troops from the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Canada landed on five stretches of the Normandy coastline: Utah, Gold, Omaha, Juno, and Sword.
A total of 4,414 Allied troops had lost their lives during D-Day, with 2,501 of those were Americans. More than 5,000 were also wounded.
Meanwhile, several thousand were also killed or wounded on the German side. The amphibious landings were codenamed Operation Overlord, according to a CNN report.
Troops had launched bombs to damage German defenses. Around 7,000 ships took part in the invasion, which includes 1,213 warships and 4, 127 landing craft.
In addition, some 24,000 Allied troops were also dropped behind enemy lines on the day of the invasion. A total of 132,000 men landed on the beaches.
Around 12,000 Allied aircraft supported the troops, with 10,000 vehicles were delivered to the five beaches. A command team led by American General Dwight D. Eisenhower was formed in December 1943 to plan the naval, air, and land operations, according to IWM.
British factories provided support for resources for the invasion. They increased production and around nine million tons of supplies and equipment crossed the Atlantic from North America to Britain.
D-Day was an international effort, with cooperation between international armed forces.
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