Today, 65 years ago, thousands of American, Canadian, and British troops stormed the towns, hedgerows, and beaches of occupied Normandy. They began the Liberation of Europe. Young men, not much unlike some of you, faced other young men in deadly combat with the fate of the world at stake. They died by the thousand on that day. But their sacrifice brought liberation for millions.
So today, on the 65th Anniversary of the invasion of Europe, thank a veteran of World War II. Their selfless acts enable us to live in the free state that we have now. We throw the word Hero around a lot these days, but they are truly Heroes.