D-Day Speech

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Supreme Allied Commander U.S. Army Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower speaks with 101st Airborne Division paratroopers before they board airplanes and gliders to take part in a parachute assault into Normandy as part of the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June 6, 1944. www.army.mil/d-day

Dwight D. Eisenhower was not only the president of the United States, but he was in the army. In fact her was the Supreme Allied Commander over in Europe during World War II. He gave the go to for when the Invasion of Normandy happened, commonly called D-Day, this historic event was supposed to happen today. But, due to bad weather this did not happen. The night before Dwight D. Eisenhower issued a speech to the men encouraging them in their task. Knowing that there were going to be doubts about what was going to happen, Eisenhower wanted them to know that thoughts and prayers of people in the Allied forces were with him.

Allied troops in landing craft boarding ships on their way to the beach landings of Normandy on the eve of D-Day in the harbor of Weymouth, England - 5 June 1944Here is a link to the epic speech that Eisenhower gave to his men on the night before the biggest amphibious invasion were to happen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv2Wi-hFlJ8

On this day seventy one years ago soldiers, airmen, and many others part of the Allied Expeditionary Forces board planes and boats to head to Normandy. To head to their destiny leading to the free world we have today. They marched to victory together and full victory was accepted in the end.

Easy Co 101st Airbourne - D day June 6, 1944

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