The U.S. Army remembers June 6, 1944: The World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy, France.
Remembering real heroes who gave their lives to the defense of our country on one of its most important military missions in our history. These men came ashore in France against a barrage of gunfire to take the beach. We honor these people who liberated France and led to eventual victory in World War II.
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D-Day Anniversary – 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.
Thanks to every soldier who sacrificed that day. God bless you.