Remembering D-Day 69 Years Later

Katie Pavlich
Posted: Jun 06, 2013 12:14 PM
Remembering D-Day 69 Years Later

Today is the 69th anniversary of D-Day and NRA Life of Duty has put together a video reminding us of the powerful events that took place on June 6, 1944. As the Greatest Generation continues to slip away, it is important to remember their sacrifice and why we are free.

June 6, 2013 marks the 69th anniversary of "Operation Overlord" - the D-Day invasion where more than 160,000 allied troops landed on a 50-mile stretch of French Coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France in 1944. The invasion led to the deaths of more than 9,000 allied forces, but the victory resulted in a significant turning point for Europe's history. Today, we would like to honor the allied forces that participated in the invasion by sharing a film created by the U.S. Army in 1969. In this film, the drama and battle action of the landing at Normandy is portrayed along with the fierce combat that took place to overcome "Fortress Europe" (compliments of the National Archives).