D Day the 6th of June 1944 a date that should never be forgoten.
On June 6, 1944, more than 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. Gen. 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, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolf Hitler’s crack troops.
The brave soilders of the USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Poland. Fought and died to take the beachs that would give us a foot hold agaisnt the nazi horde. That would lead to our victory in the global war agaisnt fascism.
Men, boys really, that were not that much older then most of us here on this site. Climbed down on nets and got into tiny open top duck boats that rocked with each wave, packed like sardines as they made there way from the ships that carryed them to the beachs. All the while shelling and gun fire surroinded them, some wouldent even make it to the shores, being blow out of the water by cannon or hitting mines. Once reachign the shore many died rigth away as they where guned down or drowned under the weight of there gear. Walking past there dead brothers into mine feilds and consistnt machine gun fire. Watching as more of there brothers died around them, yet still they pressed on, they knew it was do or die. That they alone were responable for securing the foot hold that would lead to victory. Mustering curage unheard of in todays world. They marched on and took the beach. Insuring our future and freedom.
Remember that, remmber there sacrifice and loss, remember the impossable oddes they faced and overcame so that we may have what we have today. Remember that next time you whine that life is to hard, And thank a vet for there sacrifice.
Thank you, those who have served and sacrificed so much for us.
Remmber those who we have lost, this 70 years now since D-Day. The great battle that lead to our foot hold to win the global war agaisnt fascism.