"They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate." — President Franklin D. Roosevelt

June 6th, 1944 it began on the beaches of Normandy, France. The Allied invasion known as "D Day". Troops from the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, Czechoslovakia, France, Norway, and Poland stormed the beaches being held by Germany.

The average age of the American Soldiers involved in the D-Day invasion was 22 years old. Allied casualties were at least 10,000, with 4,414 confirmed dead. German casualties on D-Day have been estimated at 4,000 to 9,000 men.

Today, 75 years later, we don't have that many WWII Veterans still with us, but for those that are we want to remember and pay tribute to them for their valor and for being true heroes.

D-Day was a true turning point in the war. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history.

There will be a D-Day 75th Anniversary commemoration at noon (6/6) at the Ocean County Courthouse in Toms River, presented by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders in cooperation with Ocean County Parks & Recreation and the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission. CLICK HERE for more from Ocean County Tourism.

"The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you." – General Dwight D. Eisenhower

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