WATCH: What Happened on this Date Changed the World

The generations of today will always remember Sept 11th 2001 when evil terrorists carried out an attack on America, killing some 3,000 people.

For earlier generations, there were other dates they remember, among them today’s date, June 6th in 1944.

D-Day, 1944.  It was on that day, less than three years after the U.S. was attacked by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, that more than 150-thousand American, British and Canadian troops landed on five beaches along a 5-mile stretch of coast of northern France.

It was the start of the liberation of Europe and it was the beginning of the end for the Nazi evil that threatened to take over the world.

Tens of thousands of soldiers died that day, as they made the ultimate sacrifice to help preserve the freedoms we so often take for granted in our country today.  

Important freedoms, such as freedom of speech, freedom to assemble and freedom of religion.  The thousands of men who died on this day in 1944 knew that.  They knew that those freedoms carry with them the responsibility to protect them and preserve them and to fight for them.

Here in 2018, some of these freedoms are being tested or questioned, such as freedom of the press and freedom of religion.  Something to think about on this anniversary of D-Day.

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