American soldiers on the way to Omaha Beach, 1944

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France - Normandy - Omaha Beach  my grandfather landed here on D-day..and survived

World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy. One of the largest amphibious military assaults in history.

Omaha Beach, Normandy, France. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Steps leading down to Omaha Beach from the World War II American Cemetery & Memorial ~ Normandy ~ France

"Courage isn't the absence of fear, rather the judgment that something is more important than fear" - Ambrose Redmoon

Balls of steel (69 years ago today)

Photo Normandy Invasion, June 1944 - Offshore Activities Troops crouch inside a LCVP landing craft, just before landing on "Omaha" Beach on "D-Day", 6 June Photograph from the U. Coast Guard Collection in the U.

“You are about to embark upon the Greatest Crusade... The eyes of the world are upon you.” Gen. Eisenhower, D-Day: June 6, 1944.

D-Day “You are about to embark upon the Greatest Crusade. Eisenhower, D-Day: June

The first wave landing on Omaha Beach/6 June 1944

Tuesday, June - This is H-Hour. Ships and barges rush to Omaha and Utah Beach. The first tanks rolled on the sand while the soldiers waded into cold water from landing craft. © Regional Council of Basse-Normandie / National Archives USA

June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.”

WWII - The D-Day Landings, U. troops wade ashore from a Coast Guard landing craft at Omaha Beach during the Normandy D-Day landings near Vierville sur Mer, France, on June (REUTERS/US National Archives)

Holidaymakers enjoy the sunshine, while on June 6, 1944 US reinforcements landed on Omaha beach during the Normandy D-Day landings near Vierville sur Mer, France.

11 Striking Images That Show D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now

reinforcements land on Omaha beach during the Normandy D-Day landings near Vierville sur Mer, France, on June REUTERS-Cpt Herman Wall-US National Archives

D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion 70 years ago.

D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion 70 years ago. (Now 71 years)

D-Day Landings Scenes in 1944 and now (Interactive)

Battle of Normandy, June On D-Day, Operation Overlord launches the invasion of German-occupied western Europe. Tank landing ships unload supplies on Omaha Beach, building up for the breakout from Normandy.

Omaha Beach: dead soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, 6 june 1944.

Omaha Beach: dead soldiers of the Battalion, Infantry Regiment, Infantry Division, 6 june Question: "Would today's year olds show this kind of courage or should they need a 'safe space'?

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