June 6th, 1944 is a day Americans will never forget. It's right up there with 9/11 as one of the most infamous days in US history. The day in World War II where Allied forces invaded northern France by storming the beaches in Normandy. THIS is why they're called the greatest generation. Also don't forget about General Dwight D. Eisenhower's famous speech:
Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force:
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened.
He will fight savagely.
But this is the year 1944! The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to victory!
I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle.
We will accept nothing less than full victory!
Good luck! And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.
D-DAY: This is what a real-American hero looks like. Colonel Ed Shames, the last surviving officer of the Band of Brothers, Easy Co. 2nd Btn 506 PIR at @Nationals DC 06.06.15. #DDay pic.twitter.com/jG7rnJs5cT— Lou Brutus (@LouBrutus) June 6, 2018
It’s a misguided belief that there were no black soldiers on the beaches of France on #DDay. No films made about D-Day show black soldiers. Most history books don’t mention them.— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) June 6, 2018
But they were there, landing under brutal fire early on June 6, 1944.https://t.co/fACsm3gb9o
Stunning retouched #DDay landings photos show extraordinary bravery of Allied soldiers who took part in #Normandy campaign, #OnThisDay in 1944.— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) June 6, 2018
More pictures here: https://t.co/TtdBuIR6OA pic.twitter.com/IzTXKigP2f
All of the Allied Forces who stormed the beaches 74 years ago knew it could be the last thing they would ever do: https://t.co/mhnGPvz5VN— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 6, 2018
Their courage, their bravery, and their sacrifice saved liberty around the world. #DDay
Thinking of the Bedford Boys this morning. Of the 35 young men who went to Normandy, 19 of them perished.— Autumn Price (@AutumnDawnPrice) June 6, 2018
During World War II, no American town suffered such a great one-day loss as Bedford. #DDay #DDayRemembered pic.twitter.com/mH1iAoObih
Remembering the D-Day landings, 74 years ago today. Although predominantly a British, US and Canadian operation, more than 3000 Australians also participated in the invasion, mostly in the air and on the sea. Lest we forget. #ww2 #DDay #Normandy pic.twitter.com/e8IvTDtFlg— Mat McLachlan (@MatMcLachlan) June 5, 2018
As new generations begin to emerge and the honorable men and women of the Greatest Generation continue to enter history, the memory of #DDay threatens to be lost to time. https://t.co/BHen9JA9Vg pic.twitter.com/4X49QiFX69— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) June 6, 2018
"The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you." General Eisenhower. On #ThisDayinHistory 1944, the Allied forces storm the beaches of Normandy in #DDay's Operation Overlord. pic.twitter.com/PaUuhDpNXA— HISTORY (@HISTORY) June 6, 2018
“It was a rather hectic day, a lot of casualties and noise.” WWII vets recount landing in #Normandy 74 years ago. Today, on the anniversary of #DDay, 62 vets from the KY area are visiting the #WWII memorial honoring the lives lost. 🇺🇸l pic.twitter.com/VnrBPdgUsg— Ryan Hughes (@ABC7Hughes) June 6, 2018
"We Will Never Forget" #DDay