For as long as there are people to remember, June 6th will be associated with the Allied landings at Normandy. We look back at it as history and the outcome seems foregone. It was not. It was a terrible risk and it could have failed.
As it turned out, the Allies prevailed. Still, that day filled cemeteries with the bodies of young men. The only thing we can do is remember.
Every man who set foot on Omaha Beach that day was a hero.
–Gen. Omar Bradley