On the 74th Anniversary of D-Day: Lawmakers Honor the Greatest Generation

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Posted: Jun 06, 2018 3:30 PM
On the 74th Anniversary of D-Day: Lawmakers Honor the Greatest Generation

Today is the 74thAnniversary of D-Day.  On this day, June 6th, 74 years ago in 1944, Allied forces invaded Normandy beaches during WWI. It was the battle that signaled the drawing to a close of the war.   The mission was originally codenamed Operation Overlord, and today we know it as D-Day. 

Roughly 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed along the 50-mile stretch of five different beaches which formed the coast of France’s Normandy region. There are five separate beaches that form the Normandy beaches of D-Day: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword.  

President Trump, along with several prominent politicians and lawmakers have posted tweets in honor of the D-Day anniversary.