Today marks the 60th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied Invasion of Normandy, France. British, American, French, and Canadian troops attacked the beach early on June 6, 1944, to wrestle the front from the German forces and to begin the liberation of France from the Nazi-German Army. This was the single-largest invasion in all of World War II, where thousands of casualties resulted on both sides. The allies’ invasion led to the defeat of the Nazi-German invasion of Europe on the western front.
But this invasion was not only won by the soldiers that fought there. All people involved, including the citizens back home providing their efforts to the war, worked remarkably to provide the supplies and made sacrifices so that the Allied Soldiers could have their needed supplies. In the grand scheme of events, the Allied Invasion at Normandy on what we now call D-Day was the result of millions of people that pushed resources and wills to their limits so that the Nazi-German tyranny would come to an end.
Today’s blog is dedicated to the men, women, and children that fought, sacrificed, and supported the battle that led to the eventual fall of Nazi-Germany. As Tom Brokaw (NBC news anchor) has stated, they truly are the greatest generation. May we never forget their sacrifice, courage, and heroism so that we can continue to preserve their legacy.