On this day in 1944, a day that changed the course of World War II, men from the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and Poland stormed the beaches of Normandy, many of whom never made it home to their loved ones. Against raging seas, sand bars stopped their landing craft short of the beach, causing many to drown, only to take on the onslaught of German bullets, bombs, and shells. These young men, many under the age of 18 that lied about their ages to enter the war, these brave souls stormed into a hell that most of us will never know and sacrificed everything for us to live free.
I for one will never forget this day, for all those men like my grandfather that went headlong into an unknown hell for not just their families back home but for families of other countries to be free from tyrannical evil men like Hitler.
Please remember D-day and the sacrifices of those men on June 6, 1944.