June 6, 1944 was one of the most important days of World War II.
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, the Allied
Commander, called the operation a crusade in which "we will accept
nothing less than full victory."
The cost of our victory on that day was high - more than 9,000 Allied
soldiers were killed or wounded - but that day marked the beginning of
the end of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany.
The world will never forget what Allied forces accomplished 68 years ago
today. Our military led the way as a beacon of freedom for all of
mankind. Let's take time today to remember and thank our World War II
veterans for the example they set and the sacrifices they made for the