Normandy, France — Seventy-two years ago today, 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.
According to the US Army, 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.
Those that fought in World War II truly are the greatest generation.
We at KIWA want to thank all the American heroes who have put their lives on the line for our freedom, whether it was on D-Day on the beaches of Normandy or anywhere else. Thanks, from all of us at KIWA.