Seventy years ago, 160,000 American, British, and Canadian troops stormed the Normandy beaches of Juno, Gold, Omaha, Sword, and Utah in order to break through Nazi Germany control. Little did we know this would be the turning point of the war which would be “the beginning of the end.”
I have had the privilege of visiting the Normandy Beaches, bunkers, and the American Cemetery twice in my life- once in 2007 and once in 2010. In addition to living in Normandy for four months in 2010, I also visited the Caen Memorial Museum and have had opportunities to visit other war-based cities such as Bayeux and Saint Lô.
Today I remember and honor the soldiers who fought for their countries and humanity on June 6, 1944. This anniversary may unfortunately be one of the last where the remaining veterans can be properly honored.