75th Anniversary of D-Day

Today marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day. In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944 the largest seaborne invasion in history began. Nearly 5000 landing craft carrying over 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel and landed in Normandy France. Allied casualties were over 10,000 men compared to 1,000 axis men. I am not a war monger, but I do have a great deal of respect and gratitude for the men that fought in this battle. I can’t imagine what it was like to step off a landing craft and straight into hell on earth. The reason we have the freedom to write/read blogs today is in part because of the men that fought for democracy.