Delta airlines and American Airlines have celebrated the 80th anniversary of D-Day by commemorating the milestone with visits to Omaha beach in Normandy.

June 6, 2024 marked the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings along the Normandy coast during World War II.

This event was commemorated with over 14,000 guests and 170 World War II veterans at the Normandy American Cemetery, with special appearances from U.S. President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron.
During this special commemoration, 13 veterans from Delta’s program received the Legion of Honour, the highest French decoration. Each veteran received the honour from Macron himself, alongside a handshake from Biden.

Following the D-Day Commemoration Ceremony, the veterans gathered again for the Omaha Beach International Ceremony alongside 4,500 guests and 800 VIPs, including 25 world leaders such as Macron, Biden, Prince William of England and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The ceremony featured performances, a series of aircraft flyovers, the reading of letters written during the war, and a visit to Omaha Beach.