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Remembering D-Day

U.S. soldiers gather around trucks disembarking from landing crafts shortly after D-Day June 6, 1944, after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. D-Day is still one of the world’s most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. soldiers of the Allied Expeditionary Corps stand guard on a beach June 6, 1944, after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches during D-Day. (STF/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. soldiers from the 2nd Ranger Battalion surround German prisoners June 6, 1944, on the Pointe du Hoc located on a cliff which overlooks Omaha Beach after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches during D-Day. Elements of the 2nd Ranger Battalion scaled the 100 foot cliff and seized the German artillery pieces that could have fired on the Allied forces landing at Omaha Beach. (AFP/Getty Images)
Allied soldiers cross a herd of cows as they make their way through the Normandy country in June 1944, after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. (AFP/Getty Images)

 

 

 

Allied aircrews work around C-47 transport planes at an unidentified English base in this file photo taken shortly before the D-Day landings in Normandy, France. The C-47’s dropped parachutists from the US 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions behind Utah Beach near Saint-Mere-Eglise 06 June 1944, during the first hours of Operation Overlord. (/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. troops disembark from landing crafts during D-Day June 6, 1944, after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. (AFP/Getty Images)
American assault troops in a landing craft huddle behind the shield June 6, 1944, approaching Utah Beach while Allied forces are storming the Normandy beaches on D-Day. (STF/AFP/Getty Images)
American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, June 6, 1944, during World War II. (STF/AFP/Getty Images)
American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, June 6, 1944, during World War II. (STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Canadian soldiers land on Courseulles beach in Normandy, June 6, 1944, as Allied forces storm the Normandy beaches on D-Day.(STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Some of the first German soldiers to surrender to the Americans during the battle of the Normandy beaches on June 9, 1944. (AP Photo)