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, to defeat Adolf Hitler’s crack troops. (Source: Army.mil)
BELGIAN BEER JOURNAL remembers the brave soldiers that gave all in the defense of Liberty and Freedom against evil and tyranny. We would like to honor all those who gave up their lives for the ultimate sacrifice. We also salute those who survived that fateful day and still are breathing today. All of us owe you a TREMENDOUS debt of gratitude. We thank you for your bravery and service to your country… May GOD bless you.
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