Seventy-two years ago today, over 150,000 U.S. and Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and in the French countryside. Almost 5,000 were killed, including 2,500 Americans, on June 6, 1944. Another 50,000 would be killed in the Battle of Normandy when it was all over.
They fought against tyranny, oppression, fascism, and socialism on behalf of the free world (and the formerly free world). Ultimately, the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France resulted in the liberation of Europe and the discovery of the atrocities committed by the Nazis.
The men who stormed the beaches, jumped into the darkness of the French skies, and pushed forward into France, Belgium, and Germany left behind their families, their jobs, careers, education, farms, their lives. Many ultimately gave their lives for the defeat of tyranny and preservation of liberty and freedom. At home, those who remained behind continued their lives as best they could and many assisted in the war effort behind the scenes, providing machinery, weapons, food, and moral support to the troops, and continued to make America run.
Thompson Law Offices, LLC offers a humble “thank you” to the generation that preserved freedom and stability for the greater part of the 20th Century.