Posted by: SJS | June 6, 2021

D-Day remembered

On June 6th we remember the Allied invasion of Normandy and the incredible heroism of the American, British, and Canadian troops who stormed the beaches of France. Under the leadership of US General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander, the coordinated assault gave the Allies a foothold in Europe. The rollback of the Nazi war machine on the Western Front was launched and within one year, the Germans had surrendered.

As we do on Memorial Day, we pause on June 6th to honor all the Allied soldiers and sailors who took part in this momentous day, especially those who made the supreme sacrifice and gave their life on D-Day in defense of all we hold dear.

In this archival photo, American troops brace themselves for the arrival of their landing craft on Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944.


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