Overlord

June 6, 2008

Sixty-four years ago today:

Despite unfavorable weather forecasts, General Eisenhower made the decision to attack on June 6, 1944. At 0200 that morning one British and two American airborne divisions were dropped behind the beaches in order to secure routes of egress from the beaches for the seaborne forces. After an intensive air and naval bombardment, assault waves of troops began landing at 0630. More than 5,000 ships and 4,000 ship-to-shore craft were employed in the landings.

History’s turning points happen only because there are people willing to make them happen. Fly a flag today in their honor.

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One Response to “Overlord”

  1. Bob G. Says:

    Leo:
    That works for me in more ways that I can imagine.

    Those that served thank you., I’m sure.

    B.G.


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