June 6 marks the anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, when Allied forces began the liberation of Western Europe. It was arguably the most critical single day in America’s effort to help rid the world of Nazi tyranny. D-Day is remembered, too, as a pivotal moment in establishing America’s role as a world leader after World War II. But the personal connections to the day live on as well. Here are some recollections from people who played a part in making history that day, and facts about a moment in time we should never forget, along with some poignant letters home read by actor Bryan Cranston.
D-Day by the Numbers
What They Said About D-Day