The price was staggering. More men died on that single day than in all of the Iraq War. But with incredible courage the Allied Forces persisted, and won an amazing victory. The victory at Normandy prepared the way for the liberation of Europe from Nazi control, and led to the end of World War II.
We gratefully remember them and their sacrifice. May we also be true as we face whatever sacrifices are required in our day to defend the great legacy of liberty we have received!
"Of all the days in the 20th century, none were more consequential than June 6, 1944...
other nominees flatten when one asks, 'What if D-Day had Failed?'" ~Douglas Brinkley
General Eisenhower's D-Day Message
"You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you.
The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you."
~General Dwight D. Eisenhower
"They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate."
~President Franklin D. Roosevelt