On this day 70 years ago thousands of men engaged in a battle that would change the course of history. I spent some time looking over all the photographs that have survived from that epic day and I am in awe at what was accomplished. How did men in tiny little boats overcome such a well entrenched enemy? How did they even get out of the boats? I think the thing that most impresses me is that most of them men who went ashore that day did not volunteer for the task. They were drafted and by chance ended up in the units that accomplished what was seemingly impossible. We owe these men a debt that can never be repaid. As a result, freedom and liberty survived. May we never forget what came at such a high cost.
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