Today marks the 74th Anniversary of the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France, that will be forever remembered as “D-Day.”
It was on June 6, 1944, when more than 160,000 troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France.
American, British and Canadian forces all carried out the invasion by landing on the beaches and parachuting from the air.
D-Day is considered a turning point in World War 2, as Allied forces overwhelmed their German counterparts in the next year of warfare.
General Dwight Eisenhower commanded the operation; during a broadcast shortly after D-Day General Eisenhower told the people of occupied Europe, “the hour of your liberation is approaching.”
All of us at WTWO would like to say thank you to all of the veterans who sacrificed so much over 70 years ago.