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Today Marks 70th Anniversary of 'D-Day'

  • Russ Jones
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Jun 06
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Seventy years ago today over 160,000 troops from America, Britain, Canada, France, Poland and other nations landed along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast of France during World War II.


Known as “D-Day,” it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. The "D" stands for Day. The term was used to mean the secret date and time on which operations would begin.


The effort ultimately defeated Adolf Hitler's National Socialist Workers Party reports CNN.


June 6, 1944 General Dwight D. Eisenhower commanded the operation, and plans were made to land in Normandy, west of where the German troops and artillery are built up.


Jim Denison, Ph.D., founder of the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture, a non-sectarian "think tank,” recalls General Eisenhower words to his troops which are now inscribed on the National World War II Memorial: "You are about to embark upon the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months.  The eyes of the world are upon you . . . I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle."


Some seventy years later Denison asks, “Can you hear your Lord say the same to you today?”



Publication date: June 6, 2014