Utah lawmakers remember D-Day on 77th anniversary
SALT LAKE CITY — Heroism, sacrifice, and safeguarding freedom were all themes shared by Utah lawmakers who remembered D-Day on Sunday.
The day marked the 77th anniversary of D-Day, when allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), U.S. Congressman Chris Stewart (R-District 2), and Utah House Speaker Rep. Brad Wilson (R-District 15), used Twitter to share their thoughts on the anniversary of D-Day, when, on June 6, 1944, Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower gave the go-ahead for Operation Overlord, one of the largest amphibious military operation in history.
The day is commonly known as D-Day,
Visiting the beaches of Normandy had a profound impact on me. I wish every American had the opportunity to visit this sacred place to better appreciate all that this nation is and all that we have sacrificed. #DDay pic.twitter.com/kE6xnwmAre
— Speaker Brad Wilson (@BradWilsonGOP) June 6, 2021
On June 6, 1944, 156,000 U.S., British, and Canadian soldiers landed on five beaches across a 50-mile stretch of the heavily German-fortified coast of southern France’s Normandy region.
It has been 77 years since Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day—taking incredible risks to safeguard freedom and liberate an entire continent. We will never forget the sacrifices of the Greatest Generation 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/lw0HEwGlwF
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) June 6, 2021
This amphibious landing marked the turning of the tide for Nazi Germany, which until that time had maintained control of the WWII.
Seventy-seven years ago today, 156,000 American, British, and Canadian forces stormed the beaches of Normandy. Their heroism and sacrifice quite literally saved the free world.
We are forever indebted to those brave souls, and we will never forget their valor.
— Rep. Chris Stewart (@RepChrisStewart) June 6, 2021
On June 6th, 1994, the 50th anniversary of D-Day, I visited Normandy with my grandfather, a WWII veteran. A customs official signed my passport, and it is still one of the greatest and most meaningful memories of my life. #utpol pic.twitter.com/DmH46bcgw3
— Rep. Blake Moore (@RepBlakeMoore) June 6, 2021
Less than a year after the invasion, the Allies formally accepted Nazi Germany’s surrender.
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