D-Day Commemorations : photos & video
June 06, 2009
No surprise that Tom Hanks attended, along with producer Gary Goetzman, the Commemorations of 65th Anniversary of D-Day that took place today in the American Military Cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer, in Normandy, France. As always he took time to have a talk with the veterans. You can see a few photos in the gallery and more may come in the next few days.
Edit : More photos have been added including HQs.
You can see a video from the French television in the video archives, section Foreign Interviews. Tom Hanks was on the train with the veterans from Paris to Normandy.
Note that on another version of the documentary, French Secretary of State attached to Minister of Defence and Veterans' Affairs, Jean-Marie Bockel, said "personalities as famous as Tom Hanks contribute to generate interest and therefore allow to go from the memory, with the veterans, to History." and they explained that "after the ceremonies in Normandy, the actor and producer will get back to work. He's working on a miniseries about the war in the Pacific". It's nice they mentioned it.