Jun 06 2014
Seventy years ago today, Allied Forces under the command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower began what General Eisenhower called "a great crusade" - the beginning of the destruction of the German war machine. That was a day that changed the course of mankind. Allied troops crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy.
The largest amphibious military operation began very early on June 6, 1944. By the end of the day 155,000 Allied troops - American, British and Canadian - had successfully stormed the beaches of Normandy.
The heroism and bravery displayed by troops, particularly the American troops who landed on Omaha beach, continued the standard of conduct that our military has been known for since our formation as a nation.