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"Long live America. Long live France. And long live the memory of those who fell here for our freedom."

France's president Francois Hollande delivered those remarks today, speaking at events marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Allied troops landed on the shores of Normandy this day, seventy years ago, and became fodder for Nazis on the cliffs above.

The waters ran red with blood, but the offensive eventually led to the France's liberation from Germany.

France traditionally hosts the event to commemorate D-Day, the parade of world leaders serving as a reminder that it is possible to forge friendships — even after the most unspeakable battles.

President Obama received a huge ovation when he entered the official ceremony and greeted aging veterans. He spoke directly about the aged soldiers, as they sat together, many in wheel chairs:

"Whenever you doubt that courage and goodness is possible, think of these men," Obama said. "These men waged war so we can know peace. We are grateful to them."

This segment aired on June 6, 2014.

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