American soldiers on Omaha Beach recovering the dead after the D Day invasion of France. Photo by Walter Rosenblum, 1919-  Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.

American soldiers on Omaha Beach recovering the dead after the D Day invasion of France. Photo by Walter Rosenblum, 1919- Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.

D-DAY – JUNE 6TH, 1944

D for deployment

D for denouement

D for debarkation

D for departure

D is for danger

D for dread

D for drowning

D for delivery

D for disembarkation

D for duty

D for dedication

D for defiance

D for drive

D for daring

D for determined

D for deliverance

D for devastation

D for destruction

D for disemboweled

D for departed

D for deadline

D for death

On D-Day an estimated 8,443 allied forces lost their lives on the shores of Normandy. The defenders’ losses may have run as high as 9,000.

For the nearly half a million personnel involved in the Normandy Landings, and for the nations they served, D-Day stands for their day of destiny.

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