Shortly after midnight on the morning of June 6th, 1944 more than 24,000 British, US, and Canadian airborne troops began landing behind enemy lines in Nazi occupied France following extensive naval and aerial bombardment. At 0630 that morning, the first ground troops of the largest amphibious landing in history began making their way onto the beaches of Normandy France. The cost in lives would be great and in all, around 9,000-12,000 Allied soldiers died. But the landings, while not achieving all of their goals in the first day, allowed the Allies to gain the foothold they needed to eventually allow more than 100,000 troops to march across Europe to eventually defeat the Axis forces. We ask that you take a moment today to pay your respects to the many men who died in the invasion of Normandy so that the world could be free from the tyranny of evil. Have a great day and God bless!