“Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!”

And so with these words, General Dwight D. Eisenhower began his announcement of the start of the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944. By this time 67 years ago, American troops had started inland at Utah Beach and were scaling the cliffs on Omaha Beach. At Gold, Sword, and Juno Beaches, the British and Canadian troops had started to clear the beaches and begin their progress inland.