[Colleville-Montgommery, England; June 5. Image via Getty]

A British student attends a ceremony with British veterans on June 5, 2009 in Colleville-Montgommery during a commemoration for the upcoming D-Day celebrations to mark the 65th anniversary of the June 6, 1944 allied landings in France, then occupied by Nazi Germany. US President Barack Obama is to lead commemorations attended by thousands of Americans on June 6 at the ceremony above Omaha Beach, where more than 9,000 US troops fought and died in June 1944. AFP PHOTO MYCHELE DANIAU (Photo credit should read MYCHELE DANIAU/AFP/Getty Images)