D-Day 75th Anniversary
National Mall and Memorial Parks, World War II Memorial
The beaches are now quiet in Normandy, France but 75 years ago soldiers heard the shriek of artillery, the crack of gunfire, and the cries of the wounded. On that day, June 6, 1944, “D-Day”, the outcome of World War II hung in the balance. The seemingly invincible Nazis had occupied Europe for the past five years. When the day closed, the “beginning of the end,” as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill described the invasion, had started.