1. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"Today on behalf of the American people I will receive an American flag that flew aboard a ship carrying the first waves of United States service members to land in Normandy. 75 years after that momentous day and that is truly a momentous day. One of the most powerful most important days in the history of our world. It is my honor to welcome this great American flag back home where it belongs."
2. Side, Trump speaking
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"Amid treacherous German minefields, raging winds and rough seas, Lieutenant Vander Beek and his crew led an astonishing 19 waves of American troops and equipment to those very, very dangerous beaches. Through it all this flag soared proudly above the waters of the English Channel announcing the arrival of our American warriors."
4. Side, Trump and Rutte shake hands
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands:
"But this flag we present to you Mr. President is a symbol of what can't be expressed in words. The first American flag to reach the coast of Normandy where it was hit by enemy fire like all those allied soldiers. This flag survived and it prevailed and thanks to Mr. Bert Kreuk, who became the flag's owner, we stand here today to hand it back to you. A symbol of the unique bond between the United States and Europe, a bond that stretches across the Atlantic."
"For many of you this will be the first time that you will see the flag. For those who gave their lives in the mud of Normandy, it was the last time, the last piece of America that they would ever see again - this flag. Greatness will shine upon this powerful symbol long after we're all gone. Its story told to generations to come. Not in 870 words, not in five minutes, but with the inexhaustible voice of freedom surrounded by honor and with the hope of enduring peace."