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Today marks 75 years since more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France on this day June 6, 1944. According to the US Army’s website, “The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers…and Allies to gain a foothold in Continental Europe. More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion. A statistic from the National World War II Museum and the US Department of Veterans Affairs reports that less than 500,000 of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II were still alive in 2018. Today we remember those who fought for us and paid the ultimate sacrifice.