The troops who landed on the beaches of Normandy were not just Americans.  The blood in those waters on June 6, 1944 was the blood of many nations who valued freedom from oppression.

As we observe D-Day, let’s remember the effort and valor that went into making that day a success. D-Day was a defining moment and a turning point in WWII.


Very few survivors of D-Day are still alive today. The youngest would now be around 90. We owe all those who contributed to Operation Overlord a debt of gratitude. Were it not for them, who knows where we would be.

When I think of the brave men and women from many nations who made it all possible through their efforts and sacrifice, I will accept nothing less than respect and gratitude from our leaders.