Commemorating 60th D-Day Anniversary

The Best Kept Secret!

     The first brief communiqué was electrifying -- ''London, Tuesday, June 6, 1944: Under command of General Eisenhower, Allied naval forces, supported by strong air forces, began landing Allied armies this morning on the northern coast of France.'' The world caught its breath. Not since 1688 had an invading army crossed the English Channel, but now it was happening -- Operation Overlord, D-Day, the all-out attack on Hitler's fortress Europe. The first assault wave hit the beaches of Normandy at 6:30 a.m.   

     The place of the landing was the best-kept, most important secret of the war in Europe, and success depended on elaborate deception; but it was the individual valor of the men who went ashore in combination with the greatest marshaling of ships, planes and guns ever in history that were decisive. Never was America's productive might so dramatically employed. The armada reached as far as the eye could see.  For more, see PBS American Experience D-Day.


The D-Day Memorial Preserves the legacy of D-Day

       The National D-Day Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational foundation warranted by the U.S. Congress to establish, in Bedford, Virginia, and maintain for the nation, a memorial to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of the Allied Armed Forces who landed in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.

     The Foundation recognizes that intergenerational awareness of D-Day's significance and sustained appreciation of its legacy and preserves the legacy of D-Day.   

    WWII Memorial Site Dedication

      On May 29, the WWII memorial was formally dedicated. It  is the first national memorial dedicated to all who served during the Second World War. The memorial, honors all military veterans of the war, the citizens on the home front, the nation at large, and the high moral purpose and idealism that motivated the nation's call to arms. 

       President Bush stated  during the ceremony  that "When it mattered most, an entire generation of Americans stepped forward to fight evil and show the finest qualities of our nation, and of humanity," he said. "The World War II Memorial will stand forever as a tribute to the generation that fought that war, and to the more than 400,000 Americans who gave their lives." 


For more reading on D-Day


Bob Slaughter personal account of D. Day: 

     I was really keyed up and so were my buddies, and we went around. I know I took my General Eisenhower message that was issued to all of us, and I got autographs of all my buddies and everybody I could get to autograph it.  more...

Cross-Channel Attack

Omaha Beachhead

Utah Beach to Cherbourg

For a complete listing of Memorial Site Tributes.. 

Saviors Of Our Nation...

WWII Registry lists those whose service and sacrifice helped win the Second World War.

      The memory of America's World War II generation will be preserved within the physical memorial and through the World War II Registry of Remembrances, an individual listing of Americans who contributed to the war effort.  Names in the Registry will be forever linked to the memorial's bronze and granite representations of their sacrifice and achievement.

     The Registry combines four distinct databases that can be searched for names of those whose service and sacrifice helped win the Second World War. The Registry includes the names of Americans who are Buried in American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) overseas military cemeteries; Memorialized on ABMC Tablets of the Missing; Listed on official War and Navy Department Killed in Service rosters now held by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); and Honored by public enrollment in the Registry of Remembrances. 

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