Never Forget: 71 Years Later, America Remembers and Honors the Sacrifices Made on D-DAY
A nation that doesn’t honor the sacrifices made on her behalf will not last long on this Earth. So spare a moment today to remember the incredible courage of those who fought back the evil of the Axis threat 71 years ago on the beaches of Normandy.
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.
Here’s a tribute from the NRA:
And if you can stand it, the harrowing opening scene from “Saving Private Ryan”: