President Trump says he'll travel to France in June, for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
A World War II veteran asked Trump if he'd be attending the ceremony in Normandy over the summer, saying he hoped that the U.S. president would make the trip to Europe.
'I'll be there,' he told vets in the Oval Office on Thursday, whom he said 'don't look a day over 90.'
President Trump says he'll travel to France in June, for the 75th anniversary of D-Day
Trump shakes hands with World War II veteran Paul Kriner in the Oval Office on Thursday
On June 6, 1944, reinforcements arrived at a landing barge at Normandy during the Allied Invasion of France on D-Day
Trump had been rumored to be attending associated events in England and France, but his participation had not been confirmed.
He did not say whether he would also go to the U.K., where he traveled last summer for a working meeting with the prime minister, or just France, which he has visited twice since taking office.
The Queen was expected to offer Trump a formal invitation to England to take part in D-Day activities. A reenactment of the D-Day landing of more than 156,000 American, Canadian and British troops begins in the U.K. and ends in Normandy, France.
Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. This summer, a day before the anniversary, men and women will participate in a flight to Normandy, complete with a parachute landings in drop zones.
An online description of the event on France's official tourism website says that 250 men and women will board an aircraft in the U.K. 'exactly like 75 years before' and 'fly across the English Channel' to 'jump into the historic drop zones of Normandy.'
'They will be wearing WWII style Allied uniforms and will jump military round parachutes. It will be an event which has no equal,' an English translation of the website states.