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BVA Remembers D-Day, June 6, 1944

AlexandriaVA – On June 6, 1944, Allied forces invaded Nazi-controlled Normandy. Facing severe hostile fire, 160,000 heroic troops took the beaches, ferried and supported by 7,000 ships and watercraft, while Allied pilots flew 15,000 air sorties on D-Day.

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) remembers and salutes the heroism and valor of the American and Allied forces that fought for freedom on D-Day.

Over the next year following D-Day, 3 million Allied troops would serve in the final clash with Nazi Germany. At this time in 1944, Allied forces had also already campaigned in ItalyAfrica and elsewhere, and were simultaneously at war in the Pacific. Scholars estimate 22 million people lost their lives worldwide during World War II. Over 292,000 Americans died in all theaters of the war, part of over a million total U.S. casualties.

Today, we specially honor those who fought on D-Day for their immeasurable service to the cause of freedom.

For historic D-Day photos, look here: