Seventy three years ago this week was D-Day.  On June 6, 1944 allied troops landed on a beach in Normandy to fight for our freedom.  This was the beginning of the end of World War II.  There were 10,000 allied casualties that day including 4,414 who died.

I cannot imagine what went through the minds of those soldiers as they jumped off boats and planes and ran onto a beach full of mines and gunfire.  They were willing to give their lives so that people like you and I could live.  The ultimate sacrifice.

May we always remember those who gave us the freedom to enjoy a peaceful life.

As Barack Obama once said, “It was unknowable then, but so much of the progress that would define the 20th century, on both sides of the Atlantic, came down to the battle for a slice of beach only 6 miles long and 2 miles wide.”

Lest we forget.