06 June 2009
On this day in 1944, Allied forces invaded Omaha Beach at Normandy, France to start the liberation of France from the Nazi occupation. About 29,000 troops died during this operation. It was because of these men, and tens of thousands of others gave the ultimate sacrifice to free Europe, Africa, and the Pacific from German and Japanese occupation. If you take the time to read accounts of this war, many of the feats were superhuman to say the least. It amazes me how some of these objectives were accomplished.
Sadly, this day will come and go, and most Americans will never know its significance. Take the time today to thank a World War II veteran if you see any or know of one. Take the time to thank anyone in service to our country.