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D-Day June 6, 1944

By idaflo | June 7th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Since our President did not acknowledge or publicly  honor those who served and died for freedom on the anniversary of D-Day (he was otherwise occupied, attending his second party of the week), it is especially right and fitting that information – provided by the United States Army – be linked here.
D-Day soldiers invading Normandy beaches

D-Day soldiers invading Normandy beaches

June 6, 1944, 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. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler..(continue here)


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