Senate leaders marked the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the allied invasion of Normandy, France, during World War II.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidThis obscure Senate rule could let VP Mike Pence fully repeal ObamaCare once and for all Sharron Angle to challenge GOP rep in Nevada Fox's Watters asks Trump whom he would fire: Baldwin, Schumer or Zucker MORE (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellThe Memo: Winners and losers from the battle over healthcare GOP senators pitch alternatives after House pulls ObamaCare repeal bill Under pressure, Dems hold back Gorsuch support MORE (R-Ky.) applauded the brave efforts of more than 150,000 troops that invaded France to fight Hitler’s “evil savagery.”

“The proof of these soldiers bravery can be seen in far away France even today ... because there are massive graves all over Europe,” Reid said on the Senate floor Thursday. “We must never forget the price they paid to not only protect us but the entire world.”

Reid said that more than 10 senators are traveling Thursday to France in order to attend an event on June 6, marking the anniversary. President Obama will also be attending the event.