Today is the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy during WWII. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history and began the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control. 10,000 Allied troops died on D-Day.
“December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt
“We defeat oppression with liberty. We cure indifference with compassion. We remedy social injustice with justice. And if our journey embodies these lasting principles, we find peace.” – Patricia Roberts Harris
In the autumn of 1864, Massachusetts Governor John A. Andrew wrote to President Lincoln, asking him to express condolences to Mrs. Lydia Bixby, a widow believed to have lost five sons during the Civil War. Lincoln’s letter to her was printed by the Boston Evening Transcript.
“When you have someone who you care about so much waiting for you at the finish, you’re never going to give up, ever.” – Jessie Diggins, U.S. cross country skier and Olympic gold medalist, on her teammate, Kikkan Randall