Sunday marks 77 years since the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944

By JD Knapp
June 06, 2021 03:12 PM
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Vice President Kamala Harris
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It's been 77 years since the invasion of Normandy took place on June 6, 1944, but America isn't about to forget it anytime soon. 

That's because Vice President Kamala Harris is doing her part to ensure Americans celebrate their fallen heroes and World War II veterans in order to commemorate D-Day.

On Sunday, the Vice President tweeted out an inspiring message of unity, writing, "On the 77th anniversary of #DDay, we honor the heroes who stormed the beaches of Normandy and liberated a continent."

"We will never forget their courage and sacrifice," the Vice President continued.

Across the pond, veterans and history buffs alike are also honoring the historic day throughout Europe, including those at the official opening of the British Normandy Memorial in France and at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire.

Anniversary of D Day landings
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The invasion of Normandy is commonly referred to as the most important moment in America's endeavor to free Western Europe from the Axis powers during WWII.

Together, over 160,000 Allied troops landed to fight Nazi Germany along a 50-mile stretch of beach in Normandy, France. More than 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice would ultimately lead to the end of World War II.