Thursday, June 5, 2014

D-Day 70 Years Ago This Week

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

This week marks 70 years since the D-Day Invasion in Normandy . We honor those heroes here today:

The invasion involved approximately 160,000 Allied troops, 75,000 of those were Americans.

There are 27 cemeteries that hold the remains of 110,000 from both sides, over 9,400 Americans.

"The remains of 9,386 American soldiers and airmen rest in the military cemeteries of Normandy---silent testimony to the courage and determination a great nation once brought to an existential struggle with boundless evil." Bob McManus

"It takes nothing from their men who liberated Normandy to note their sons and grandsons{may I add daughters and granddaughters} have shown the same courage, from Chosin Reservoir and Hue to Helmand and Anbar provinces...So on this day we give thanks for all those who fought on D-Day, for those who did not live to make the return trip home---and for the new generation of Americans, inspired by their example, who have made the free decision to take their place." NY Post editorial

Thank you to the Greatest Generation.

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