It was on June 6, 1944, that Operation Overlord- the long anticipated Allied invasion of Nazi-held Europe- went into action. What came to be known as the 'D-day landings'.
On the French beaches and in those hedgerows, many made the ultimate sacrifice. Over two thousand Americans, British, Canadians, and Australians died that first day, trading their lives for a single ambition...so we could live free.
The allied commander of the D-Day invasion, Gen Dwight D Eisenhower gave the order of the Day-
"Full victory- nothing else"