June 6th, 1944 156,000 men from Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States landed on Sword, Gold, Juno, Omaha and Utah beaches to begin reclaiming Europe from Germany. 4,000 of those men died that day, sacrificing themselves to begin the end of the Nazi empire. The landing was actually supposed to come on June 5th but bad weather prevented the landing. We honor those that died, and those that lived, in their effort to bring peace to the world.
How to celebrate – Visit Normandy in France. Read the accounts of the landings. Thank those few Veterans of World War 2 that are still alive.
June 6th -_ D-Day
156,000 soldiers landed on Omaha, Utah, Gold, Sword and Juno
beaches to reclaim Europe from Nazi Germany on June 6th, 1944.
Thousands would give their all on this day, Canadians, British, French and
Americans. It was the one day in the early part of June that had clear enough
weather the Allies could actually attempt the landing, and an attempt it was.
The Germans had built up the beach defenses to an extreme and though the Allies
were fairly sure they could hold some of the beaches it really was done on a
hope and a prayer. The landings were preceded by parachute drops and the
resistance causing as much havoc as they could. The landing, requested by the
Russian, did succeed however and it was the beginning of the end for the Third
How to celebrate – Remember all those who served in World War 2 (there aren’t many left). Visit the beaches where many of the wrecks have been left reminding us of the day. Read a book written from those who survived the day.