The only words we can say to veterans are “thank you”, Theresa May has told a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion.
Her words were echoed by French President Emmanuel Macron, who told D-Day veterans gathered in northern France that we owe them “our freedom”.
The day of commemorative events began with a lone piper marking the moment the first UK soldiers went ashore.
The US president is at a service at the US war cemetery at Omaha Beach.
Hundreds of veterans have gathered in Normandy for the anniversary of the largest combined land, air and naval operation in history.