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Utah lawmakers remember D-Day on 77th anniversary

Jun 6, 2021, 3:55 PM | Updated: 6:16 pm
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Image of the Normandy coast. Photo credit: Rep. Brad Wilson (R-District 15)
(R-District 15)

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, 

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.

This amphibious landing marked the turning of the tide for Nazi Germany, which until that time had maintained control of the WWII.


 Less than a year after the invasion, the Allies formally accepted Nazi Germany’s surrender. 

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Utah lawmakers remember D-Day on 77th anniversary