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17 Inspiring D-Day Quotes to Remember the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

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06.06.2019

Today is the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Operation Overlord, the day during World War II on which the Allies -- American, British and Canadian troops -- invaded France, as a giant milestone on the road to defeating Nazi Germany.

It's tough today to understand the scope and risk that was involved in the invasion, and to appreciate the sacrifices of 4,414 Allied soldiers killed and more than 9,000 wounded or missing.

Fewer than 4 percent of World War II veterans are still alive. So, organizers of the big commemorations assume that this might well be the last major commemoration during which they'll be able to honor any significant number of participants in the invasion.

With that in mind, here are 17 inspiring quotes to give us all a little bit of appreciation for what it might have been like to be part of the invasion, or to wait with bated breath for news of what had happened.

1. "We'll start the war from right here."
--Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., son of the former president, who landed with his troops in the wrong place on Utah Beach

2. "If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt, it is mine alone."
--General Dwight Eisenhower, future president, in a draft or remarks he'd made in case the........

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