Saturday, June 06, 2009

D-Day: 6 June 1944

Operation OVERLORD was the name for the greatest invasion by sea in human history. 65 years ago today thousands upon thousands of Americans, Brits, Canadians, and Free French troops parachuted, glided or made an amphibious landing onto the beaches of Normandy France.

Today we remember those brave men who did their duty and fought for an allied toe hold in Nazi occupied France. In the West, this day markes the beginning of the end of the most horrific, brutal, destructive war in human history.

The total numbers of people to be killed in WWII is estimated to be close to 80 million people. The great majority of those killed were civilians caught in the crossfire. 

God save us from another such war.

Coram Deo,

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