D-Day, June 6, 1944

D-Day, June 6, 1944

76 years ago today, the skies were still cloudy, the sun was just beginning to shine, and a vast armada lay off the coast of Normandy, most likely the largest gathering of ships and men ever assembled. It was D-Day, and the United States and its allies prepared to invade Fortress Europe. If you’re old enough, you knew about the war…it was real, it was a daily occurrence. At that point, it seemed as though the Germans were unstoppable…but we landed, at a terrible loss of life, and made our way, slowly, inward. The men who stormed ashore, with many dying before they hit the water, and all the rest of the participants in that war…THAT was The Greatest Generation, and I doubt we will ever see their like again.

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