June 6, 1944. The day Allied troops invaded the beaches of Normandy. This from the US Army site:
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. General 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 on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded — but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.
Let’s honor those who died for freedom on this day…..69 years ago.
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON!!
- D-Day: 69th anniversary (michellemalkin.com)
- D-Day veteran recalls invasion 69 years ago (stripes.com)
- Two Speeches: Remembering D-Day through Eisenhower and Reagan (michaelmilton.org)