At 6:45 AM on June 6, 1944, 100,000 soldiers from the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, France, Poland, and Norway landed along a 50-mile stretch of northern France near Normandy. They were young men – most younger than me – some young enough to still be considered boys.
Nearly 10,000 of them, most of them American, never made it off the beach.
Every man who set foot on that beach that day is a hero. They were the first step in the liberation of Europe from the Nazi war machine.
Never forget their sacrifice.