When: June 6th
Where: United States
Visit a museum and find a display with photos and descriptions of the Normandy Landings. Talk with fathers and grandfathers that might have a personal story told to them by a friend or family member who was involved in D-Day to help gain a understanding of the sacrifices made.
In one of the most devastating battles in the history of war, over 4,414 allies died in the Normandy Landings on what is also referred to as D-Day.
In order to liberate the French from German occupation in World War II, the largest military attack ever launched from the sea was carried out on June 6, 1944 by the Allied forces. Codenamed Operation Neptune, five beachheads were established for the invasion Normandy, France by the Allies. One of the most famous depictions of the assault on Omaha Beach comes from Steven Spielberg's move "Saving Private Ryan". The film was based on a true story, and captures the raw emotion, fear, chaos and bloodshed that occurred on a beach in northern France on that day in our world history. In coordination with the French Resistance, British and Canadian forces joined the U.S in carrying out the Normandy Landings at the following established beaches: Utah, Omaha, Juno, Sword, and Gold Beach and were key to the eventual Allied Forces Victory.