75th Anniversary of D-Day

June 06, 2019  
Today marks the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. 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 make their way across Europe to defeat Adolf Hitler’s troops.

Please take a moment to remember the sacrifices these brave young men made, and if you personally know a veteran of WWII remember to thank them for their service.

View photos from the D-Day Commemoration here.