Thursday, June 6, 2013

D-Day: Honoring The Greatest Generation

"Every man who set foot on Omaha Beach that day was a hero." Gen. Omar Bradley

Today we commemorate D-Day, the June 6, 1944 landings in Normandy France (code named, Operation Neptune).

Some facts:

  • 156,000 allied troops from the United States, Canada, Free France, United Kingdom, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, and Norway.
  • 5000 landing craft and ships.
  • 50,000 vehicles.
  • 11,000 aircraft.
  • Casualties: 12,000.


1 comment:

  1. God Bless them all who fought that day. God Bless those of the Greatest Generation who are still with us today.
    Thank you all who have and still serve.