White House says Biden keeps D-Day memory 'close to his heart' despite anniversary snub

The White House on Monday defended President Biden after he failed to acknowledge the 77th anniversary of D-Day on Sunday, saying he values the role of the men and women who serve, and that his memory of them is “close to his heart.” 

“His value for the role of the men who served on D-Day, and his memory of them is something the president has spoken to many times in the past,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday. 


“It’s close to his heart,” she said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if there is more we have to say on it.” 

The White House’s defense comes after a Homeland Security source told Fox News that service members and veterans were upset after Biden failed to acknowledge the 77th anniversary of D-Day on Sunday. 

The source told Fox News the fact that Vice President Harris tweeted about D-Day while Biden tweeted about the 1921 Tulsa Massacre on Sunday clearly underscores the administration’s priorities. Roughly 2,500 Americans died on D-Day.

A search through the White House website and social media turns up only two tweets from Harris and first lady Jill Biden mentioning the day when U.S. soldiers stormed Normandy to

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