Operation Overlord, (also known as D-Day), began on June 6, 1944, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region.  The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning.

Operation Overlord, (also known as D-Day), began on June 6, 1944, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning.

D-Day - June 6, 1944; this is true courage and passion to do what was necessary and what was right

D-Day - June 6, 1944; this is true courage and passion to do what was necessary and what was right

'Into the Jaws of Death...' - U.S. Soldiers Landing at Normandy on D Day

'Into the Jaws of Death...' - U.S. Soldiers Landing at Normandy on D Day

Where to Visit in Normany to Discover the History of D-Day | Made From History

Where to Visit in Normany to Discover the History of D-Day | Made From History

Normandy - Our boys unloading at Omaha Beach. Lost so many that day.

'Full Victory — Nothing Else': Iconic D-Day Images for Its 70th Anniversary

9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day This past weekend British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of the civillians, Germans and allied forces who died during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches on June 6

9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day This past weekend British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of the civillians, Germans and allied forces who died during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches on June 6

70 years ago today, thousands of heroes braved the beaches of Normandy in what became known as #DDay, the largest seaborne invasion in history. #veterans. Photo courtesy of the National D-Day Memorial.

70 years ago today, thousands of heroes braved the beaches of Normandy in what became known as #DDay, the largest seaborne invasion in history. #veterans. Photo courtesy of the National D-Day Memorial.

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Remembering D-Day 70 years ago today, June 6, 1944. Click through to the Army slideshow, history and articles of today's events. God Bless them All.

Remembering D-Day 70 years ago today, June 6, 1944. Click through to the Army slideshow, history and articles of today's events. God Bless them All.

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