"For these men are lately drawn from the ways of
peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest.
They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and
good will among all Thy people. "
Our Documents: D-Day
June 6, 1944
6, 1944 (D-Day), Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France.
American and British Allied forces left Great Britain and crossed the
English Channel for an amphibious landing onto the beaches of France.
Code-named "Operation Overlord," the D-Day invasion was the first
time Allied Forces reached the western edge of the European continent and
this initial invasion allowed the Allies to liberate France and defeat
Germany within the next year.
Approximately 9,000 Americans and 20,000 Germans lost their
lives during the invasion.
evening, President Franklin Roosevelt spoke to the nation, offering this
D-Day Prayer to the members of the armed forces and their families.
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