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Posted by Andrew Roman on June 7, 2010

160,000 men landed on the beaches of Normandy on 6 June 1944 to take part in the greatest military campaign in all of human history. On that day, 2,500 Americans were killed. Nearly 2,000 Allied troops also lost their lives.

Five days later, the allies landed over 325,000 men on the beaches as part of “Operation Overlord.”

7,000 vessels – including over 1,200 combat ships and 4,100 landing ships – participated in “Operation Neptune.”

It was the decisive campaign of World War II, leading directly to the defeat of Nazi Germany. It literally changed the course of human history.

To this day, the beaches of Normandy are still known by their invasion names: Omaha, Juno, Utah, Gold and Sword. At historic locations such as Pointe du Hoc and Pegasus Bridge, there are memorials and museums. In Sainte-Mère-Église, there hangs a dummy paratrooper from the church spire.

Total Allied casualties on D-Day are estimated at 10,000.

D-Day took place sixty-six years – plus one day – ago.

Survivors – heroes – of the D-Day invasion still exist.

And yesterday, the President of the United States, Barack Obama – the leader of the free world – didn’t even bother to take any time to acknowledge it.

Not a word.

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