There were at least seven flyovers to mark the D-Day anniversary.
Following a program and gun salute, the four walked to an overlook and stood silently as a bugler played "Taps".
Overhead, planes streaked the sky with red, white, and blue, as the veterans and dignitaries gathered. Russia's Foreign Ministry said the Allied invasion on D-Day did not determine the course of World War II, and its importance should not be exaggerated.
"We've had great success working together too", Trump added at the start of a working lunch with Macron, referring to joint USA and French military actions against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.
Roosevelt went on national radio on June 6, 1944, to address the USA for the first time about the Normandy invasion. On these shores, on these bluffs, on this day 75 years ago, 10,000 men shed their blood and thousands sacrificed their lives for their brothers, for their countries, and for the survival of liberty.
Trump paid stirring homage Thursday to the courageous Allied fighters who "stood in the fires of hell" to help turn the tide of World War II, speaking at the edge of Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, where thousands of men stormed the shore 75 years ago in a relentless onslaught that was both a suicide mission and a historic triumph of good over evil.
"You are among the very greatest Americans who will ever live".
He greeted the veterans with handshakes before taking his place on stage next to his wife, first lady Melania Trump. "They were the citizens of free and independent nations, united by their duty to their compatriots and to millions yet unborn", he said.
US President Donald Trump told the US's rattled allies that the bonds between them were "unbreakable" as they marked the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in northern France. The president derided House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as "Nervous Nancy" and a "disaster" and said special counsel Robert Mueller, himself a Vietnam War hero, had made "a fool out of himself" with his investigation of the president.
The president paid particular attention to the few surviving veterans from that day who were likely to be attending their final remembrance of arguably the world's most famous battle.
Trump says of the service members who participated in D-Day that their exceptional might came from an exceptional spirit.
About 60 of them, many in wheelchairs and sporting baseball caps saying "World War II Veteran", sat in rows behind Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, who at one point helped one of the seniors to his feet to receive applause.
It is another moment for Trump to praise alliances and military service, on the heels of defending his decision not to serve in Vietnam. Side-by-side the two men watched an airforce display and toured the Colleville military cemetery where 9,400 United States servicemen are buried.