It's June 6, and on this date in 1944, brave soliders from the United States, Great Britain, Canada, France and other Allied nations landed on the beaches of Normandy, France. This site from the U.S. Army and this site about the National D-Day Memorial give more details about the events of that day than can be concisely presented in this blog, so we encourage you to visit them. Nowadays, the term "D-Day" is used whenever a decision needs to be made, but the decision to go ahead with the original D-Day was of the utmost importance. If it hadn't been made, World War 2 could have had a much different ending. If there is a D-Day veteran in your neighborhood, thank him for his service. 68 years have passed since that day, but his contributions and those of his comrades will never be forgotten.
Today’s Anniversary: D-Day
June 6, 2012 by