The Marine landings through out the Pacific in WWII are legendary. Being a Marine, I often put the landings in Europe in the backseat. They do not belong there. The beaches of Normandy, Salerno, Sicily, Calabria, Taranto all were pivotal and critical to the liberation of Europe.

Sixty-seven years ago today, there was a fight on the Northern shores of France. With the trust, thoughts, and faith of many nations behind them the allies landed on the beaches. They scaled the cliffs, they jumped from C-47’s in the dark of night, they landed by glider and the battles were engaged.

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