D-Day – Seventy-Five Years Ago

“The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.” — General Dwight D Eisenhower

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Seventy-five years ago, today, the Allied Forces of America, Britain, and Canada stormed five beaches in Normandy, France by air and by sea. American troops landed on the beaches with code names of Utah and Omaha. It was the “largest seaborne invasion in military history.” These men faced a fierce obstacle – the Nazi forces who occupied France. Boys became men that day as they summoned the extraordinary courage to fight the enemy in order to free others from Hitler’s tyranny. The results were many casualties for the Allied Forces, but it also marked the turning point of World War II.

“They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate.” — President Franklin D. Roosevelt

For more information about D-Day, you might want to visit the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy. 

Further reading for kids:

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What Was D-Day? written by Patricia Brennan Demuth and illustrated by David Grayson Kenyon, Penguin Workshop, 2015.

 

 

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D-Day Landings: The Story of the Allied Invasion written by Richard Platt, DK Children, 2004.

 

 

 

 

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Remember D-Day:  The Plan, the Invasion, Survivor Stories written by Ronald J. Drez, National Geographic Children’s Books, 2015.

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