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