75 years ago, people we will never know on this earth were dying by the thousands for us. Quite a concept. 75 years ago on June 6th, 1944, boys as young as 15 (British), 16 (Canadian), and 17 (American) who had lied about their age just to join the fight, were along 50 miles of the Normandy, France coastline launching an invasion against Adolf Hitler and The Third Reich. They battled miserable weather and rough skies and seas before they even made it to shore. In fact, many never made it that far. Over 4,000 allied soldiers were killed in the 24 hour period known as D-Day, or Operation Overlord. But collectively they captured 200,000 German soldiers, and as an allied force, those brave American, Canadian and British souls split Hitler’s forces into 2 fronts and inevitable doom. Those courageous boys saved us!
(Please see the video above regarding the invasion 75 years ago. And also, please click here to see now 96 year old American WWII vet Pete Du Pre play the Star Spangled Banner on harmonica before a U.S. Women’s national team soccer team match.)
Please take our KGNC Instapoll and let us know if you think today’s America could be so strong. And, thank you!
It's the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Would today's America have the fortitude to be so strong if ever again needed?