Monday, June 6, 2016

Today In History - The Largest Amphibious Invasion In History

Today, June 6, 2016 marks the largest amphibious invasion in history. It also marks a day on which the United States of America and its allies had over 10,000 casualties including over 4,000 airmen, troops and sailors killed during the Normandy Landings in WWII. France lost at least 3,000 civilians (the French civilian losses took place both on D-Day and D+1). The invasion of Normandy by Allied forces led the way for the Allies to defeat the Axis powers and thus to free the world of the tyranny of Nazi Germany.

Take a moment to remember them today and to thank them for their sacrifices. If you actually know of a surviving soldier, airman or sailor who participated in that battle and who lives near you, I suggest you go out of your way to shake his hand, give him a hug and thank him in person and that you do it today (they don't have much time left). It would have been a very different world had it not been for the brave men who fought on that day to liberate Europe and to prevent the rest of the world from being conquered by the Axis powers - a very different and terrible world indeed.

To learn more about D-Day, go to these links:

All the best,
Glenn B

1 comment:

Humble wife said...

My son's birthday is June 6 and we have taught his this since he was very small. His best friends birthday is December 7 and they have grown up as history fiends. I tell you Glenn, times are different now.

I remember studying about WWII and the camps being viewed by our troops for the first time, and how Eisenhower went in and viewed EVERY single killing room, experiment room, and on and on because he said that he wanted to document this. Just in case one in the future said it did not happen. Now, in churches of professing Christians a holocaust denial is rising.

I barely recognize things any more.

Sorry for the moment to share and stand when truth is spoken. MAY WE NEVER FORGET.

ps...I am glad you are home and that you had an opportunity to spend time with your son.