Ordinary men did the extraordinary 76 years ago on D-Day. On that day, they became heroes.

Seventy-six years ago today, thousands of ordinary men did something truly extraordinary. They struck a mighty blow for freedom. They showed Adolf Hitler and the rest of the world that Nazi Germany’s Fortress Europe was not invulnerable. Those men who stormed the beaches in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944 — forever known since as D-Day — and those who parachuted in under cover of the pre-dawn darkness came from all walks of life. Some were rich, some were poor. They were bankers, teachers, farmers, common laborers. Some volunteered for the military, some were drafted. Whatever path they took, they all shared one thing: They answered the call to fight tyranny. And, on that day, they proved that good can — and will — overcome evil. On that day, they became heroes. >click to read< 08:10

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