7 Things to Know about D-Day on Its 73rd Anniversary

7 Things to Know about D-Day on Its 73rd Anniversary
Today, June 6, marks the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, when Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in World War II. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history and marked a turning point in the War. Today is a day to look back in history, to learn about what happened, and to honor those who fought and died to defend freedom.

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1. What does D-Day even mean?

D-Day, in military lingo, refers to the day an operation is to be carried out. The Normandy landings in World War II are probably the most commond D-Day in history. On June 6, 1944, the Allied forces sormed the beaches in Normandy in what is also known as Operation Neptune, part of the overall Normandy invasion known as Operation Overlord.

 

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