Joe & Don; A Tale of Two Presidents

How each spent the 80th anniversary of D-Day speaks volumes about both

Alyson Chadwick
4 min readJun 7, 2024

Yesterday marked the 80th anniversary of D-Day, one of the most important days in the 20th century. Current President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump spent the day doing and saying very different things.

President Biden traveled to Normandy to attend the ceremony commemorating the day. He gave this speech:

In that speech, President Biden said:

We’re not far off from the time when the last living voices of those who fought and bled on D-Day will no longer be with us. So, we have a special obligation. We cannot let what happened here be lost in the silence of the years to come. We must remember it, must honor it, and live it.

And we must remember: The fact that they were heroes here that day does not absolve us from what we have to do today.

Democracy is never guaranteed. Every generation must preserve it, defend it, and fight for it. That’s the test of the ages.



Alyson Chadwick

I am a sports and news junkie, writer and comedian. I spent at least one lifetime working in politics.