Remembering June 6th, 1944

As I wrote this this morning I looked at my watch and thought that, at this time on June 6th, 1944, the Allied airborne forces, U.S. 82nd, 101st, and British 6th Airborne Divisions had been fighting all night long to keep German forces away from the invasion beaches. The 2nd Ranger Battalion was fighting for it’s life on the cliffs of Pointe Du Hoc. The 4th Infantry Division had discovered it had landed in the wrong place on Utah beach, The 1st and 29th Infantry Divisions were being cut to ribbons on bloody Omaha Beach and GEN Eisenhower was trying to decide if the invasion would succeed.
Take a few minutes of of your day today and thank these brave men, many of whom paid the ultimate price in the defense of freedom.

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