Tuesday, June 06, 2006
June 6, 1944 D-Day
My father fought in both WWII and the Korean War in the Navy. Did you or your dad? If so, thank you, thank you! One can only imagine what the world would be like if Hitler had not been stopped.
Today is the 62nd anniversary of D-Day, according to the History Channel, "the largest amphibious assault in history was launched against the Normandy coast – its ultimate goal, the establishment of an allied foothold in Nazi-occupied France. Having crossed the narrow strip of sea from England to Normandy, France, allied troops broke Hitler's grip on Europe."
156,000 men were part of the D-Day landings, and at least 30,000 Allied airmen. There were 10,000 casualties on the first day... part of why we observe Memorial Day.
One of my favorite pictures: note the only one standing is the man in a wheelchair
National D-Day Memorial
Untold Stores of D-Day
See Landing in Normandy Video clip
Audio of Live Broadcasts D-Day