On June 4, 1984, at Pointe du Hoc, Normandy, France, President Ronald Reagan gave an inspirational tribute to the courage and sacrifice of the patriots who stormed these rugged cliffs on D-Day 1944. Here, these veterans gathered around to hear his stirring words that brought tears to their eyes and touched the heart of our nation. He reminded us that the price of freedom sometimes requires sacrifices like these so nobly performed by “the Boys at Pointe du Hoc.” that day.

Photo courtesy of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.