D-Day June 6th – A Forgotten Memory?
This is just something in case you may have forgotten the importance of today’s date, June 6th. Tuesday June 6th, 1944, the day that the Allied Forces, including American, British, Canadian and free French, landed on the coast of France during World War II.The invasion was the largest of its kind, executed by land air and sea, with over 73,000 American troops.
In years past, there have always been mentions to the significance of what today means. It’s somewhat disheartening that although D-Day may be one of the most important dates in history, no one is talking about it or seems to remember the importance of today like they should. Many of the freedoms we have today can be traced back to D-Day. Have we just gotten to a point where the soldiers who lived through it or people from that time period are gone and there is no one else to tell the tales of that period in history?
If you’d like to refresh your memory about what this day means and the history of D-Day, check out the National D-Day website.
If you’re looking for some great movies to watch, here are some suggestions:
‘The Longest Day’
‘Saving Private Ryan’
‘Band of Brothers’