70 years ago today, Allied forces executed the largest seaborne invasion in history. Known as Operation Overlord, it served as one of the turning points in the war, contributing to the Allied victory over the Nazis. Today, we remember their courage and honor their sacrifices. Never Forget.
“Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers in arms on other fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.”
–Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower