D-Day

Today is known as D-Day, the day in 1944 when Allied troops invaded France by landing on the beaches of Normandy. This was the invasion that allowed the Allies to take over Germany during WWII.

“The Allied assault included 6,000 ships and landing craft, 50,000 vehicles and 11,000 planes. Code names for the beaches along the Normandy coast were Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. British forces largely took Sword and Gold, Canadians led Juno and American forces took charge of Utah and Omaha” (https://www.newsweek.com/d-day-remembrance-facts-casualties-why-invasion-called-d-day-1438759).

“The Normandy Invasion consisted of 5,333 Allied ships and landing craft embarking nearly 175,000 men. The British and Canadians put 75,215 troops ashore, and the Americans 57,500, for a total of 132,715, of whom about 3,400 were killed or missing, in contrast to some estimates of ten thousand.(https://www.historyonthenet.com/d-day-statistics).

You might ask “Who won this invasion?” The Allies attacked and gained this victory which allowed this to be a turning point in WWII against Germany.

Please pause and take a moment to remember this day known as D-Day! Remember, also those that gave their lives in the invasion as well as our veterans who survived!

Thank you to those who served on this ill fated day! Thank you for fighting for our freedom!!

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