Normandy, France: Remembering D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy.
On Tuesday, June 6th, 1944, thousands of United States, British, Canadian and French troops launched a combined naval, air and land assault on Nazi German forces on the coast of Normandy, France.
The Battle of Normandy which occurred during World War II resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control.
The invasion weakened the Nazis’ hold on Western Europe after they suffered a punishing defeat in Stalingrad in the east.
The cost in lives on D-Day was high; more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolf Hitler’s crack troops.
On Wednesday, June 6th, 2018, ceremonies are being held around the United States and France, including at the Normandy beaches and cliffs where the battles took place. marking the day to honor the fallen.
**** May will always give thanks everyday to those who served in our military for protecting lives and our freedoms. Thank You. ****
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