D-Day 75th Anniversary: June 6th, 1944

On this day, I would like to take a moment to remember the men who fought and died storming the beaches of Normandy.

Their selfless sacrifice, and devotion to duty, serves as a shining example of courage, honor and duty.

May we, as a Nation, never forget them and all they did to preserve freedom.

“On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which, “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolf Hitler’s crack troops.” [https://www.army.mil/d-day/ ]