Learning the lessons of World War Two
6 June 2014 Last updated at 19:14 BST
Almost 2,000 D-Day veterans joined world leaders at a ceremony in Normandy, France, marking the 70th anniversary of the momentous World War Two mission.
Many of those taking part said how much they hoped that World War Two would never be forgotten by their children and grandchildren.
Sophie Hutchinson spoke to the pupils at Endon High School in Staffordshire.