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    On June 6, 1944, a date known ever since as D-Day, a mighty armada crossed a narrow strip of sea from England to Normandy, France, and cracked the Nazi grip on western Europe.

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    The Allied invasion of Hitler's "Fortress Europe" began in the early morning hours of June 6, 1944 when American and British paratroops dropped behind the intended invasion beaches to disrupt German communications. At dawn, the sea invasion began as an Allied Armada disgorged thousands of troops at five beaches along France's Normandy coast. By the end of the day, the Allies had achieved a tenuous toehold that would be laboriously expanded over the next weeks and would lead ultimately to the Nazi defeat in the West.

    Total Allied casualties on D-Day are estimated at 10000, including 2500 dead

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    To quote a somewhat famous British Prime Minister of the day..."today is not the begining, nor the end, but it is the begining of the end...". A huge debt is owed to all Allied servicemen who took part in the liberation of Europe and the freeing of millions of people.
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    We all owe a debt of gratitude that cannot be repaid....

    For those survivors of the Greatest Generation.... thank you.
    For those who have passed on or made the supreme sacrifice... rest in peace.

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    We absolutely owe a debt that can never be repaid.

    Sickening how the media hyped all this 666 nonesense and ignored the anniversary of arguably the most significant military campaign in US history.

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    A huge debt of gratitude to all the allied troops and their families who sacrificed so much on that day and to the thousand who lost their life training in preperation for the landing.

    Our freedom rests on the shoulders of their sacrifices.

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