Always Remember And Honor D-Day

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Today is the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion by the Allied troops in which, on June 6, 1944, over 150,000 troops launched the largest sea, air, and land invasion in history against the Fascist powers led by Nazi Germany. The invasion itself saw these troops land in Nazi-occupied France, and it marked the beginning of the end of Nazi control of France and of the European war.

This landing was part of Operation Overlord, the code name for the overall plan to invade and retake France and move into Germany. During this battle, approximately 210,000 Allied casualties, including about 37,000 killed were suffered.

Most of the soldiers who attacked that beach and faced horrific gunfire from the occupying Nazi forces were around 18-20 years old, and they were among the most honorable and brave forces the Unites States ever produced. They were, indeed, among America’s Greatest Generation.

Please remember their courage and sacrifice.

Please remember that their actions helped to create the postwar American-European alliances that are currently at risk.

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24 thoughts on “Always Remember And Honor D-Day

  1. The Happy Book Blog.

    When you watch the footage of the elderly veterans speaking, it really touches your heart. They made them sacrifices for us, we should be forever grateful.

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  2. What is most startling is their youth… And any of those young kids who could see the hail of bullets that peppered the water from their first steps and continued on anyway became men that day… We owe them more than remembrance — we owe them the resolution to uphold what they died for and fought for that day…

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  3. Hear hear. I have great respect for fiction, but this is one of many reminders that often history – after all – surpasses fiction. The scope of this event is almost unimaginable. That era in US history, and the Marshall plan, is surely one of the coolest and most admirable periods so far – when they did something unparalleled for the sake of others, not for gain, but out of principle.

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