June 6, 1944. D-Day.

Each year at Browning we pledge once again to always remember this important day. And to remember the men and women who participated in a day that represents the beginning of the end for the tyranny of Nazi Germany.  The numbers of those who participated who are still with us dwindle each year, and soon they will all be gone from this life, but hopefully, not from our memories.

What happened on this day in 1944 is a clear reminder that right can triumph over evil when good people are willing to sacrifice for freedom.
To those who are gone and to the very few who remain, thank you for your bravery, courage and sacrifice. 

The video below incorporates and audio recording of General Eisenhower reading his famous D-Day letter. This video is found on a third-party YouTube channel and links to many interesting videos dealing with the D-Day invasion. 

Read more at: https://www.army.mil/d-day/

Troops storming the beach on D-Day 1944.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower meets with the D-Day troops of the US 101st Airborne Division.

Operation Overlord – The Allies Turn the Tide in Europe. General Dwight D. Eisenhower meets with the D-Day troops of the US 101st Airborne Division.  In the pre-dawn hours of June 6, 1944, thousands of Allied paratroops and glider infantry landed at strategic points just inland of the Normandy coast. As night gave way to a gray French dawn, tens of thousands of additional troops poured out of landing craft onto beaches with code names like Omaha, Utah, and Sword. The long awaited and meticulously planned amphibious invasion to free Europe from tyranny had begun. 

On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Browning proudly salutes the courage and sacrifice of all those who served in Operation Overlord. 

D-Day 1944 - Troops leaving carrier and storming beach