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D-Day Anniversary #297901

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 06, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Normandy, France) D-Day anniversary ceremonies here featured; films shown. President and Nancy Reagan's tour of Adolf Hitler's Atlantic Wall, followed by Republican national committee film crew, described, shown. [REAGAN - doesn't want war; asks USSR for indication of desire for peace; praises D-Day vets. and democracy.] French President Francois Mitterrand's presence for ceremony mentioned, shown. [REAGAN - reads letter from Lisa Hend, daughter of D-Day veteran Pvt. Peter Zanata.] [HEND - explains commitment to father to return here.] [VETS. - recall experiences, lasting impact on their lives.] Elec.-yr. benefits of President's involvement in ceremonies noted.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Normandy, France) Heads of state present for D-Day anniversary ceremonies listed by titles; Mitterrand's refusal to invite West Germany noted. Queen Elizabeth's dislike of helicopters, used frequently today, mentioned. Lack of massive security, like that surrounding Reagan, for the other heads of state noted.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Fenton, Tom;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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