On June 6, 1944, nearly 160,000 allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. More than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the allies had gained a foot-hold in Normandy. http://www.defenselink.mil/home/features/2009/0609_dday/
President Reagan's 40th Anniversary speech. I think it was the best.. The 2nd link is complete.http://video.google.com/videosearch?hl=en&...4&ct=title#
These mostly just boys are all my heroes. The world should always thank these guys and the gals that supported them . As we are free today for their sacrifices. The greatest generation in my book. They just did what needed to be done. One fell another kept going. Disciplined and dedicated to keeping America and the world free. God bless em.
My dad is still alive today,88 years old. He served in the Marine Corps. Everything he has ever told me of those days impressed me of what a great bunch of people they were. Some guys who had fought in the Europe theater and didn't have enough points to go home after the Nazi surrender they had to go to the Pacific theater. Yes they griped a bit but went knowing it had to be finished.