On June 6, 1944, D-Day, more than 130,000 American and Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, and thousands more parachuted in behind enemy lines, on a mission to retake Europe from the control of Nazi Germany. Today, we pause to remember and honor those service members "whose selfless sacrifices catalyzed the deliverance of oppressed people and secured freedom for decades to come."
75 years ago, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy. We remember and honor those who fought for freedom on D-Day, and the thousands who made the supreme sacrifice to liberate Europe from Nazi tyranny. pic.twitter.com/zuTOzCqUfv— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) June 6, 2019
75 years ago, Allied troops embarked on D-Day, the greatest military mission in history. Thousands of brave Americans never came home. For those who did, the decades that have passed haven’t diminished their memories.— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) June 6, 2019
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