50th anniversary of historic civil rights march

50 years ago, brave people marched across a bridge to demand equal rights for Black people in the USA. This weekend we honor their action gratefully. See President Obama speak in Selma, Alabama.

▶ Selma to mark 50th anniversary of historic civil rights march, ‘Bloody Sunday’ – YouTube.

70 years later, 93 year old paratrooper jumps again in Normandy!

This paratrooper was 23 when he jumped over Normandy for D-Day 70 years ago…

Today he relived his part in this historic moment when he did his last jump over the same Normandy ground.

Hear about it and watch his jump here:

video -> 70 years later, D-Day paratrooper jumps again / National News.

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Aged 23

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Aged 93

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Parachuting at 93 years old!

Obama pays tribute to D-Day veterans in Normandy

President Barack Obama paid poetic tribute to the men who breached “Hitler’s Wall” and stormed ashore to liberate Europe on D-Day, at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer.

Mr Obama said: “Fresh faced G.I.s rubbed trinkets, kissed pictures of sweethearts, checked and re-checked their equipment. ‘God,’ asked one, ‘Give me guts.’

“And in the pre-dawn hours, planes rumbled down runways, riders and paratroopers slipped through the sky, giant screws began to turn on an Armada that looked more like ships than sea. And more than 150,000 souls set off towards this tiny sliver of sand upon which hung more than the fate of a war, but rather the course of human history.

He added: “I am honoured to return here today to pay tribute to the men and women of a generation who defied every danger, among them are veterans of D-Day, and gentlemen we are truly humbled by your presence here today.”

Video: Obama pays moving tribute to D-Day veterans – Telegraph.