Today is the 65th anniversary of the invasion at Normandy.  President Obama is there to mark the occasion.

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Image from the National Archives, where you can also see the “in case of failure” message  General Eisenhower composed.

President Reagan’s marvelous speech on the 40th anniversary in 1984.

Original footage of  the invasion here.

An eyewitness account here.

Letters from soldiers who fought on D-Day here.

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