Today is DDay, the day that on June 6th, 1944 allied forces stormed the shores of Normandy, France to defeat German forces who were led by Adolf Hitler. Today marks the 75th anniversary of the day. President Trump made a special visit today to Normandy, France to honor DDay vets and remember the day that changed history forever. He is quoted as saying: "Today we remember those who fell and we honor all who fought right here in Normandy. They won back this ground for civilization ... You are among the very greatest Americans who will ever live. You are the pride of our nation."
French President Emmanuel Macron was in attendance at this remembrance event in Normandy as well. He made his own remarks to the veterans gathered there today in Normandy.
This day in history is one of the greatest days of remembrance in history, period. As a result of DDay, allied troops had a huge successful victory in that day's battle and it was the first in many more victories to come that lead to the surrender of Germany in 1945.
Today we remember our troops from the "greatest generation" and we thank not only those troops but the fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, children, friends who sacrificed so much during this trying time so that America as a whole could prevail. No amount of words can fully thank those troops and soldiers who gave their lives for not only our protection but the thousands of Jewish people who were being brutally targeted by the Germans.
One veteran, 97 year old Tom Rice remembered DDay by recreating his former jump from 75 years earlier! If you don't tip your hat to this man, you might not be human!
We remember June 6th, 1944 & thank those of the "greatest generation".