Operation Overlord, more commonly known as D-Day, began on 6 June 1944 when 150,000 American, British, and Canadian forces landed on the 50-mile stretch of beaches along the coast of Normandy.
About 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircrafts helped the Allied forces in the D Day invasion. The Battle of Normandy was considered to be "the beginning of the end of the war in Europe."
Following the battle, northern France was liberated, and the Allies went on to defeat the Germans the following spring.
While we remember the victories the Allies brought us, we must also remember the some 9,000 Soldiers who were killed or wounded in combat. Without their sacrifice and dedication, the victory would not have been possible.