: "Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it."

"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it."

 

Operation Overlord or D-Day, June 6, 1944

Today, 68 years ago, a 5000 vessel armada stretched as far as the eye could see.  It transported over 150,000 men and nearly 30,000 vehicles across the English Channel to the French beaches of Normandy.

Six parachute regiments, over 13,000 men, were flown from nine British airfields in over 800 planes. More than 300 planes dropped 13,000 bombs over coastal Normandy immediately in advance of the invasion.

Allied land forces that saw combat in Normandy on D-Day itself came from Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.  The landings took place along a 50 mile stretch of the Normandy coast divided into five sections: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword.

Take a moment today to remember the sacrifices made this day 68 years ago.

Normandy Invasion, June 1944 Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives. Crosses at WW2 American Cemetery in Normandy by http://www.claudetravels.altervista.org/Normandia/galleria.html

"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it."

                                                                                                                        Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

 
 
 
  

     
Comment balloon 3 commentsLaura Giannotta • June 06 2012 06:41AM

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When I order a burger and fries with lots of ketchup and then begin to enjoy the whole experience, there are times when I think of all the young men who never came back or even started to live...I then eat with gratitude and when I wipe my mouth, I wipe a tear or two as well....thank you for this valuable moment and post

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) about 6 years ago

The Normandy Invasion was an incredible feat.  Indeed Laura, our nation needs to give pause and remenber this day.

Posted by Linda Metallo DiBenardo (Re/max Impact, Lockport, Illinois) about 6 years ago

Great reminder.  How quickly we forget from year to year.

These were real hero's that never came back.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 6 years ago

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