The Observation of D-Day.

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Sportsman’s Guide® is always proud to commemorate and honor those who fight and have fought to defend our great nation. And June 6th marks the Allied Force’s historic landing on the beaches of Normandy in an effort to liberate Nazi-controlled northwestern Europe.. Per the United States Army:

On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which, “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe…

Just the other day, my dad and I were talking about D-Day. He was wearing a D-Day commemorative shirt (pictured) he d dayfound in my grandmother’s storage. Still wrapped, unworn. On my grandmother’s side, we had five family members involved in D-Day. FIVE. My great uncles Don, Harry, Joe, Mike and Pat. Paratrooper, tank regiment, and soldiers. They used to tell stories about how much America needed our men, some right out of high school, and how grateful Europe was for America’s help. And of course, the dangers involved. It is amazing how an heirloom or something passed down can strike-up family conversation like that.

The United States Army has a great site about D-Day. History, multimedia, and more. I suggest you check it out, especially the link to what the “D” stands for:

And if this strikes up a nostalgic cord in you, check out our stock of military surplus items at Sportsman’s Guide™. And as always, thank you to ALL who serve and have served in the United States Military.

NOTE: the original post appeared in 2016.

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One Response to “The Observation of D-Day.”

  1. James Perovich Sr.

    a very good commemorative blog on young men willing to do anything needed of them to defend are freedom and liberty of the United States Of America. God Bless these United States Of America.