The Army’s D-Day web site introduces the subject with this:
“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 defeat Hitler.”
Don “Sully” Sullivan, was featured on the day the United States now celebrates Memorial Day.