Today is the 74th anniversary of the incredible D-Day invasion of Normandy.
On this day in 1944, hundreds of thousands of Allied troops embarked on the mission of freeing Europe from the shackles and chains of the Nazis. (SLIDESHOW: CELEBRATE THE 74TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY WITH THESE EPIC PHOTOS)
Naturally, the anniversary of the day always leads to some great tributes. Here are the best ones today honoring the brave men who took up arms to liberate Europe.
74 years ago today, more than 160,000 allied forces stormed the beaches in northern France. 10,000+ killed. The liberation of Europe had begun. Kinda gives some of our arguments perspective.
— Robert J. O’Neill (@mchooyah) June 6, 2018
Star Trek’s James Doohan was a D-Day Canadian hero. At Normandy, he killed two snipers & successfully led his men through a mine field.
He was also shot 4 times in the leg, once in the finger, and once in the chest, but was saved by a cigarette case he had in his pocket. #DDay pic.twitter.com/V82qQrnTa8
— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) June 6, 2018
6 June 1944. D-Day [Operation Overlord] began as 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy. pic.twitter.com/ALJ9AWBp2o
— Ｈｉｓｔｏｒｙ (@HistoryTime_) June 6, 2018
— WWII Pictures (@WWIIpix) June 6, 2018
6/6/44. D-Day. Never Forget… pic.twitter.com/x2hkvojQK4
— Kevin M. Knapp (@KevinMKnapp1) June 6, 2018
Your day at the beach, brought to you by their day at the beach. D-Day was 74 years ago this morning. pic.twitter.com/bRxKvqDSjw
— UK Defence Journal (@UKDefJournal) June 6, 2018
Eisenhower’s secret report to Marshall on start of D-Day invasion, tomorrow 1944: pic.twitter.com/KqAakpGfOW
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) June 6, 2018
Right now, at 5:30am, 74 years ago off the Normandy coast, there were thousands of young men in boats about to be the difference between victory and defeat, between freedom and a life in chains. Honor them. #DDay
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) June 6, 2018
— Jane Coaston (@cjane87) June 6, 2018
— Bucci Mane (@Buccigross) June 6, 2018
— World War II History (@WW2Facts) June 6, 2018
— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) June 6, 2018
June 6, 1944, 74 years ago today, 2,499 brave Americans, the average age was 20, gave their lives to end the worst scourge the planet has ever seen on Omaha and Utah Beaches #DDay74 #GreatestGeneration #GratefulNation @USArmy pic.twitter.com/1ozQnqLNmO
— Jim Dodge 2018 (@jimdodge2018) June 6, 2018
“The eyes of the world are upon you.”…#ThisDayInHistory 74 years ago more than 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of #Normandy. 10,000+ Allied troops were killed. Against all odds, by the end of the day, the liberation of Europe had begun. #greatestgeneration #dday74 pic.twitter.com/uhLtiuhiIt
— Amber Smith (@AmberSmithUSA) June 6, 2018
There aren’t enough words that any of us could speak that would possibly be enough to thank all the men that fought on D-Day. They didn’t all come home, but they’re all remembered.
We remember them this year, we will remember them next year and we will remember them every single year that passes. It also serves as a reminder that America will never back down. When our boys show up, they mean business.
God bless our military and our incredible country.