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Today is the Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion
posted at June 6, 2012 3:09 PM EDT
First: December 21, 2011
Last: May 19, 2013
|On this day 68 years ago allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy. Many sacrificed their lives for the freedom that we enjoy today.|
Re: Today is the Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion
posted at June 10, 2012 4:51 PM EDT
First: September 16, 2011
Last: May 17, 2013
Thank you for that reminder, Labrat64, We should never forget their sacrifices:
June 6, 1944, 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.