“There have been only a handful of days since the beginning of time on which the direction the world was taking has been changed for the better in one twenty-four hour period by an act of man. June 6, 1944, was one of them.
What the Americans, British and Canadians were trying to do was get back a whole continent that had been taken from its rightful owners and whose citizens had been taken captive by Adolf Hitler’s German army. It was one of the most monumentally unselfish things one group of people ever did for another.”—
Andy A. Rooney, Private, United States Army.
Remembering D-Day and the Liberation of Europe, 6 June 1944