Washington, DC — Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) released the following statement today regarding the 75th anniversary of D-Day:
“Today, on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, I am proud to join a forever grateful nation to honor the men and women who courageously served in the Normandy landings, a day that changed the course of our history and led to a victory for liberty and freedom.
“I was honored to join the U.S. delegation today at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, where we paid tribute to the men and women of the American and Allied Forces who paid the ultimate sacrifice during this crucial juncture of World War II.
“World War II not only defined a generation, it defined Ventura County. From the bustling military center on the airfield of the Camarillo Airport, to the combat training at Point Mugu, to the expansion of the Port of Hueneme, these military efforts transformed our community and led to our region playing a critical role in our nation’s defense efforts — a tradition that continues today.
“Three quarters of a century later, we honor the many lives that were lost, and we recognize that while there is no way we can ever fully repay the sacrifice of our brave servicemembers and their families, we can be steadfast in keeping the sacred promise we have made to support and care for those who return home, as well as care for the families who the fallen left behind.
“As Ventura County’s representative in Congress, I take no commitment more seriously than to ensure their service and sacrifice is honored.”
View photos of the U.S. delegation visit, here.