D-Day 2014

Today we commemorate the courage, the innovation, and the blood spilled by the Allied troops who invade the beaches of Normandy. This morning take a moment to pray for those who were lost, the victory that was won, and the veterans of that day 70 years ago who are still with us who make up the “Greatest Generation.”

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June 5, 1944

Overnight a military armada and more than 156,000 troops cross the English Channel. Minesweepers go ahead to clear the waters in preparation for the more than 2,300 landing crafts that will be carrying men, vehicles and supplies.

June 6, 1944

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By 6:30 am troops begin coming ashore, on the beaches of Normandy; France the battle for the liberation of Europe had begun.

American Cemetery in Normandy

June 6, 2014

D-Day Veterans 20141Today we commemorate the courage, the innovation, and the blood spilled on those beaches, as more than 9,300 U.S. servicemen died in the D-Day invasion or subsequent missions. Many of them were laid to rest at the American Cemetery in Normandy overlooking Omaha Beach and the English Channel. This morning take a moment to pray for those who were lost, the victory that was won, and the veterans of that day 70 years ago who are still with us who make up the “Greatest Generation.”

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