Vice President Kamala Harris Honors Heroes on 77th Anniversary of D-Day: 'Never Forget'
Sunday marks 77 years since the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944
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.
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.
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.