June 6th, 1944 saw Operation Overload and Operation Neptune, the invasion of German held France, and Soldiers storming the beaches in Normandy. Over 6,900 ships and landing craft, 50,000 vehicles, and 11,500 planes transported 156,000 troops over 50 miles of beaches. Nearly 2,500 Americans were killed during the invasion, but it was an overall success as Paris would be liberated by the end of August. Congressman Rodney Davis, talked about the 75th anniversary of D-Day and just how important it was for American freedom.
The moment still seems surreal, especially as more time passes, and our World War II heroes slowly pass away, but Congressman Davis says that the French will never forget the sacrifice made by the Allies that day.
D-Day commemorations were held all over the United States and parts of Europe on Thursday. President Trump paid tribute to US Forces at a Church Service in France.