"What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much
how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility."

-Leo Tolstoy

Sunday, June 6, 2010

D- Day Remembrance June 06, 1944

You don't Really hear about  'D-Day" unless you are a service member and you are brushing up on your Military history. D Day is just as important as any other day and i felt the need to Post something for all to Remember.....

June 6, 1944, 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. General 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 on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded -- but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to 

Courtesy of ARMY. MIL i have been able to get this photo to share this photo from the front for you guys to see what it was like during that day:

Soldiers wade through surf and Nazi gunfire to secure a beachhead during the Allied Invasion, June 6, 1944.

Army Assault Forces - Normandy 6 - 7 June 1944

rder of Battle for the Normandy Campaign