House lawmakers jump from plane to honor D-Day veterans

A bipartisan House delegation participated in a plane jump Friday morning to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day, the historic invasion that led to the end of World War II.

The group, visiting Normandy, France, for the anniversary, comprised 10 congressmen, all veterans themselves, and led by Reps. Mike Waltz (R-FL) and Jason Crow (D-CO). Reps. Derrick Van Orden (R-WI) and Cory Mills (R-FL) are among those who participated to honor both U.S. and Allied veterans and troops. The lawmakers jumped from a vintage C-47 Skytrain and onto the Norman bocage.

Both Crow and Waltz participated in a similar jump for the 75th anniversary. Crow served in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and 75th Ranger Regiment, and Waltz, the first Green Beret to be elected to
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