Huizenga takes part in bipartisan ‘D-Day’ commemoration trip

    Allies storming the beach at Normandy, 1944 | Wikimedia Commons

    U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) is traveling to France to commemorate Thursday’s 75th Anniversary of “D-Day.”

    U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, June 3, 2019 | Nick Manes

    Huizenga and dozens of other members of the bipartisan coalition are scheduled to join U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on the beach at Normandy to observe the anniversary. Lawmakers will be joined by veterans and their families, active duty servicemembers, government and military officials and foreign dignitaries.

    The D-Day anniversary commemorates the start of liberating German-occupied France in 1944 as World War II came to an end.

    “It is an honor to lead this Congressional Delegation to this hallowed ground to honor the members of the Greatest Generation, as we rededicate ourselves to advancing a future worthy of their service and sacrifice,” Pelosi said in a statement. “I’m pleased that our delegation is bipartisan and that [U.S. House Minority] Leader [Kevin] McCarthy (R-Calif.) is participating in this delegation.”

    Other members participating in the trip include U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.); Louie Gohmert (R-Texas); Jackie Spier (D-Calif.); and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.).

    Nick Manes
    Nick Manes covers West Michigan, business and labor, health care and the safety net. He previously spent six years as a reporter at MiBiz covering commercial real estate, economic development and all manner of public policy at the local and state levels. His byline also has appeared in Route Fifty and The Daily Beast. When not reporting around the state or furiously tweeting, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Krista, biking around his hometown of Grand Rapids and torturing himself rooting for the Detroit Lions.

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