Today is D-Day plus 25,000 days (approximately 25,202, counting leap days).
69 years ago, Allied Forces under the command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower commenced Operation Neptune, the landings on the Normandy beaches of France that were part of the larger Operation Overlord invasion. Neptune was one of the largest amphibious assaults in history.
While it was ultimately successful, Neptune carried a high price of 9000 casualties (killed or wounded) in the one day.
One day–The Longest Day–more than 25,000 days ago, which began with these words from Dwight Eisenhower:
The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you.
The National D-Day Memorial: http://www.dday.org/
US Army D-Day site: http://www.army.mil/d-day/
Hitler believed the “soft underbelly” of democracy was incapable of producing a serious fighting force on a global stage. He was wrong.