Friday, June 6, 2014

D-Day 70 -- June 6, 2014


General Dwight D Eisenhower issued this message to his soldiers, sailors and airmen on 06-June-1944, D-Day. Click on the image to see a larger version. Thank Heaven "this great and noble undertaking" was a success.

Since I first posted this item in 2011, many World War II veterans have died.  We lose about 555 each day.  Of 16 million American soldiers, sailors and airmen, there are about 1 million left.  (http://www.nationalww2museum.org/honor/wwii-veterans-statistics.html)
 
The image is from Today's Document (http://todaysdocument.tumblr.com/) at the National Archives.

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