WWII veteran Second Lieutenant John H. Canfield of the 82nd Airborne and Senator Grove share a moment on the Senate floor.
WWII veteran Second Lieutenant John H. Canfield of the 82nd Airborne and Senator Grove share a moment on the Senate floor. (Photo courtesy: Lorie Shelley)
Click here to view floor remarks of special presentation to WWII veteran John H. Canfield. 
Click here to view floor remarks on SCR 53. Password to videos: DDay
Please contact Jacqui.Nguyen@sen.ca.gov for a high-resolution photo.
 

SACRAMENTO - The California State Senate marked this historical day with the passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution 53 introduced by Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield).  SCR 53 recognizes June 6, 2019, as the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, also known as D-Day.

"We can never forget the brave soldiers who invaded the beaches of Normandy during the early morning hours of June 6, 1944. D-Day was the largest amphibious invasion in history and laid the foundation for the Allied Forces to declare victory against the horrors of the Nazi Regime in World War II. Today is a day for us to commemorate the heroic actions of those soldiers and I am proud that SCR 53 will mark this day in history," said Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove.

 
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Senator Shannon Grove represents California's 16th Senate District which encompasses large portions of Kern, Tulare and San Bernardino counties and including the cities of Bakersfield, Barstow, California City, Exeter, Frazier Mountain, Joshua Tree, Mojave, Needles, Ridgecrest, Rosamond, Taft, Tehachapi, Twentynine Palms, Tulare, Visalia, Yucca Valley and portions of the Kern River Valley. She is the Senate Republican Leader. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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