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Jun 5, 2014

 

They stormed the beaches of Normandy and parachuted into France to liberate Europe. 

A combined 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches stretching 50 miles along the coast of France’s Normandy region. 

D-Day — June 6, 1944 — was the beginning of the end of World War II. 

 

By late August 1944, all of northern France had been liberated. 

In April 1945, the Allies defeated the Germans and changed the course of history.

Tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of the landing, and the brave men and women who survived the horrific battles are mostly gone, now. 

 

The ones who survive walk among us, hallowed for their service, their courage, their determination and love of freedom.

Everyone is still blessed by their service and their sacrifice.