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Feat of courage, heroic behavior is celebrated on June 6, this is stunning D-Day full of memories from living witnesses, aspirations to preserve page of history. This is joyful event, reminiscent of key historical moment brought victory of Second World War closer.

The History

D-Day took place on June 6, 1944. Naval amphibious operation was carried out in Normandy by allies’ forces: Great Britain, Canada, the United States, other states operating in alliance. Strategic goal was liberation of north-western territories of France. This is the largest combined landing in history, significant part of large-scale operation Overlord. Bill Clinton approved in 1993 creation of first national memorial dedicated to fallen soldiers in World War II. Complex was opened in 2004.

Interesting Facts

The United States entered the World War in December 1941 after devastating attack by Japanese aircraft on Pearl Harbor.

  1. D-Day was scheduled for June 5, due to weather conditions it was postponed by order of General Eisenhower.
  2. England was chosen as site for preparation of D-Day. Supplies of provisions, military ammunition were formed.
  3. Territory of military theater operations covered 50 miles of coast, 5 beaches.
  4. 75th anniversary of operation in Normandy was celebrated in 2019. 300 thousand veterans preserved good health by solemn moment were honored.
  5. Heroic holidayis called D-Day: military operation was designated as «D», means «day of departure», beginning of landing attack.

The United States lost 2499 persons after D-Day. 1928 soldiers disappeared in battle, at sea.

How to celebrate

Express gratitude to veterans participated in military operations on the United States side. They fought for homeland; deserve respect, attention, care, better position in society. They were ready to give lives for well-being of American society.

Visit the World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana to see ammunition, military vessels.

Watch films about the Second World War, the Holocaust, main battles, hero’s names should be kept in nation memory.

The United States, allies made significant contribution to victory on the Western Front. Brave soldiers of the USSR had been fighting since 1941, defeating Hitler coalition on the Eastern Front. It is important to know true history, not to repeat mistakes in the future, preventing flourishing of Nazism and fascism, fraught with millions of victims of innocent people.

When is D-Day celebrated in 2022?

D-Day is observed on June 6 each year.

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