Posted by: Jacqui Murray | June 6, 2015

D-Day — June 6, 1944

d dayToday (6/6/14) marks the 71st anniversary of the D-Day, June 6, 1944

Today in 1944 on D-Day, more than 2,700 ships and craft landed troops on Normandy beaches, the largest amphibious landing in history.

In the early hours of June 6, 1944, 156.000 troops from 12 nations including America, United Kingdom and Canada set out with the largest seaborne invasion force in history. The invasion marked the end of Germany’s occupation of Europe and turned the course of the war. When the fight was over, there were 12,000 Allied casualties and 4,414 dead. We remember these brave men on Friday, as well as today, for the sacrifices they made in the name of freedom. With each passing year we lose more and more of these veterans until one day they’ll be gone. They didn’t set out to make history or garner glory, but that’s precisely what they did. So cherish and honor them while we still have them.You can find more information about D-Day here and here

Here are some D-Day FAQ’s from the Navy:

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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a tech columnist for TeachHUB and Examiner.comEditorial Review Board member for ISTE’s Journal for Computing Teachers, and freelance journalist on tech ed topicsCurrently, she’s editing a thriller for her agent that should be out to publishers this summer.

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