Today marks the 72nd anniversary of D-Day. On June 6, 1944, the Allied Armies invaded Normandy in World War II. The staff at the Patriot Post writes, “Today is the anniversary of D-Day. More than 160,000 troops landed on a 50-mile stretch of heavily fortified beaches along the Normandy coast of France in what was the largest invasion force in history, involving more than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft. Some 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded that day. We owe these Patriots and generations of others an enormous debt of gratitude, and we owe them our steadfast devotion to Liberty over tyranny in our own day, so that the gift of Liberty may be extended to the next generation.”
The Patriot Post article, titled “Honoring the Heroes of D-Day, includes a link to a speech given by President Ronald Reagan on the 40th anniversary of D-Day. It is only fitting that we honor President Reagan today because it has been twelve years since he passed away on June 5, 2004.