64th Anniversary of D-Day
Operation Overlord, commonly known as "D-Day", commenced on June 6, 1944. American, Canadian and British troops stormed Omaha, Utah, Gold, Sword, and Juno Beaches in Normandy as their air support overflew them and scattered paratroops across the French countryside. Facing a meat-grinder of German fire, the Allied troops inched up the beach and adjoining cliffs to overcome the entrenched German army. The battle opened a new front in the war, and has since spawned many movies and television shows, and, though not necessarily the deciding battle in the war, rallied popular support for the American war effort.
Fewer and fewer veterans on both sides are still alive, so, if you know one, ask questions and get their stories.