Today, June 6, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy.
While the term “D-Day” can refer to the first day of any military operation, this amphibious invasion by troops from 12 countries was so pivotal, so immense, that it became THE D-Day that we’ve remembered ever since.
Many historians, veterans, and others more qualified than I will be sharing remembrances today. However, I couldn’t let the anniversary pass without marking it here.
Following are a few pictures I found through the U.S. Library of Congress and the National Archives- some of the faces and images of seventy-five years ago.