Sunday, June 7, 2015

Remembering the 4,414 - June 6, 1944

I wrote this yesterday but was signed onto my other blog. Saved it and meant to put it here, then got distracted and forgot to post it on this blog. Anyway, because I wanted to honor the 4,414, here it is a albeit day late:


...of this day, June 6th, in 1944 should be something that we all take at least a few moments to do today. Today is the 71st anniversary of D-Day, the day the allied forces in WWII launched the largest seaborne invasion ever to take place. It resulted in the eventual defeat of Germany and the liberation of Europe from the Nazi and other Axis forces. There were ten thousand total allied casualties, including 4,414 confirmed allied dead on that day. In contrast, the Germans lost only 1,000 men on D-Day and you would think that the allies losing more than four times as many men would have meant certain defeat for the allied forces but nothing was further from the truth. Due in great part to the courage, determination and sacrifices of the troops who lost their lives that day - the German advance on the rest of the world was halted and Germany was soundly defeated less than a year after the invasion.
All the best,

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