I would like to reflect on and give my gratitude to the Patriots of WWII; living and deceased. In Remembrance of all you gave and sacrificed, for our country, We Thank You.
This week in history; we remember D - DAY, June 6, 1944.
The Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy, France - resulting in a devastating blow to Germany. Looking back 70 years ago this week. D -Day still remains the largest seaborne invasion in history, involving close to 3 million allied troops crossing the English Channel from England to the Normandy shores in France. These troops consisted mainly of American, United Kingdom, and Canadian Forces. The allied forces had to cross 100 miles of the English Channel before they would even storm the heavily fortified coast of France which was guarded, by a well seasoned German force. This coast line was also known as The Atlantic Wall. The D - Day landing was made up of allied forces; which would be the first successful landing of troops across the English Channel in 9 centuries.
But it would be a costly crossing!
The Invasion started in the darkness of morning and by nightfall of June 6, 1944; the cost would be high - over 9,000 men would be dead and many more wounded. Yet 157,000 soldiers made it ashore and established a foothold on the French shore by the end of the first day. By June 30, 1944 over 57,000 Allied soldiers had given their lives fighting against the Germans at the Battle of Normandy.
My Prayer is that we never forget the cost of freedom and those that paid the price, either with their lives or with their suffering. In our countries past wars, as well as our current war! The veterans cost is great.