Remembering “D-Day” June 6, 1944

Spyder Darling
2 min readJun 6, 2023

With gratitude and respect to the courageous and selfless

Photo by Duncan Kidd on Unsplash

On this the 79th anniversary of the Normandy landing and airborne operations that helped turn the tide of World War II, let us remember and honor the bravery of the Allied land, air and sea forces who participated in Operation Overlord, on what was to become known as D-Day.

Landing a combined 156,000 troops across five beaches in Normandy, France, Overlord was the largest operation of its kind in military history. And though costly in terms of casualties, the events of D-Day were essential to the eventual liberation of northwest Europe from Nazi occupation and bringing an end to the Second World War.

Click below to hear the Supreme Commander Eisenhower’s inspiring words and see images of the events of D Day and the faces of the soldiers to whom we owe a debt that can never be repaid.

So today, in between making weekend, wedding or vacation plans, please pause and say a prayer to the soldiers who answered the ultimate call of duty and dared do what had to be done on shores a long way from home in service and sacrifice to the freedom we now call our own.

© 2023 by Spyder Darling



Spyder Darling

Born in upstate New York, raised on Long Island, been some places, done some things, currently living in New York City. You got a problem with that?