June 6, 1944 – Operation Overlord, better known as D-Day – sixty-five years ago today – the Allied invasion of the Normandy coast, the largest amphibious military operation in history, dealt a devastating blow to the Nazis. At Omaha Beach alone, over 2,000 Americans were killed. At great price, members of the “Greatest Generation” were helping secure the victory. If not for the courage and sacrifice of these and other brave fighting forces, we would not be enjoying the liberty, security, and comfort we have today. Let’s keep alive the memory of these events. There are still some of the participants around although most are gone. They all deserve our gratitude. Let us learn from their example.
The pictures below and others can be found at 1900shistory.about.com. Good information about D-Day is available at americandday.org.