NORMANDY, France (BRPROUD) — Governor John Bel Edwards honored Louisiana veterans in his D-Day Battlefield visit on Friday, Aug. 12.

The governor’s office said Edwards visits the battlegrounds while paying tribute to Louisiana veterans. Along with the battlefield, Gov. Edwards will visit the town of Sainte-Mère-Église, the landing zone at Utah beach, and Pointe du Hoc.

The governor’s trip will finish at Omaha Beach Saturday. Edwards will place a wreath at a Louisiana soldier’s grave at the Normandy American Cemetery before visiting other graves of Louisiana servicemen.

“It is a humbling experience to retrace the footsteps of brave soldiers who did their duty, confronted tyranny and, in many cases, made the ultimate sacrifice in the cause of freedom,” Gov. Edwards said. “I am honored to represent all Louisianans here in Normandy as we salute those members of the U.S. military and their allies whose courageous actions secured the blessings of liberty that we continue to enjoy today.”