Good morning. Today is the 75th Anniversary of D-day, the day 156,000 men, from the UK, the US and Canada, along with the French attacked the Germans.
This was the largest military operation ever attempted and in the simultaneous landings at 5 beaches in Normandy, the Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword marked the start to liberate Nazi occupied Europe.
On D-day 4,000 men lost their lives and 9,000 were wounded or missing. 75 years later there are not too many survivors left to tell their stories. Today I wanted to take a minute to acknowledge all those who lost their lives on D-day as well as all of those who fought in WWII, including my own relatives, one of whom liberated Dachau.
I have been to Normandy and it is a sight to behold. Row upon row of white crosses, it is moving, sobering and overwhelming.
We owe a huge debt to these brave souls so today I hope that you take a minute to honor their sacrifices.
Have a good day.