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CHIPS Articles: 75th Anniversary of D-Day: Honoring those who Bravely Served

75th Anniversary of D-Day: Honoring those who Bravely Served
By CHIPS Magazine - June 5, 2019
Normandy, France, is home to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, which cradles the graves of more than 9,380 of our deceased military members, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations.

This week commemorates the 75th anniversary of D-Day. American, British, and French military members are joining our nation’s leaders this week to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives in defense of their nation on that fateful day – June 6, 1944.

Nearly 1,000 U.S. service members stationed in Europe, and US-based units with historical links to D-Day, will join contingents from more than five nations to recognize and honor the men and women of the "Greatest Generation" by performing music, marching in parades and honoring the colors of Allied nations during the commemorative period of 1-9 June, 2019 in the region of Normandy, France.

The 75th anniversary of D-Day is a historic reminder of the strong and unremitting relationship between the U.S. and our European allies and partners.

Sources: U.S. Army Europe D-Day webpages: https://www.eur.army.mil/dday75/
D-Day commemoration events: https://www.eur.army.mil/DDay75/Events

To learn more about the military perspective there are several websites you can visit:
The Army Center for Military History The Normandy Invasion
Naval History and Heritage Command
D-Day Landing 6 June 1944
Allied Air Forces Paved the Way for D-Day
Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library World War II: D-Day collection.

You can also find historical records related to D-Day at The National Archives D-Day Records.

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This week commemorates the 75th anniversary of D-Day. American, British, and French military members are joining our nation’s leaders this week to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives in defense of their nation on that fateful day – June 6, 1944. <a href="https://www.dvidshub.net/video/685391/d-day-75th-anniversarynormandy-american-cemetery" alt='Link will open in a new window.' target='whole'>Video</a> by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Sarah Villegas
This week commemorates the 75th anniversary of D-Day. American, British, and French military members are joining our nation’s leaders this week to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives in defense of their nation on that fateful day – June 6, 1944. Video by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Sarah Villegas
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