D-Day anniversary marks 80 years since historic invasion

The National World War II Museum estimates that only about 2,000 veterans of the war are still alive in Connecticut.

News 12 Staff

Jun 6, 2024, 11:28 AM

Updated 9 days ago

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Today marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day, the largest military invasion by sea in history and a pivotal moment in World War II.
On June 6, 1944, approximately 150,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy in Nazi-occupied France. The troops, from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, and other countries, faced an estimated 50,000 German forces in the amphibious operation.
The offensive, though costly with an estimated 10,000 lives lost, marked a turning point in the war. It ultimately led to the liberation of Western Europe from German control less than a year later.
President Joe Biden is in France to commemorate the anniversary.
The National World War II Museum estimates that only about 2,000 veterans of the war are still alive in Connecticut.


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