On June 6, 1944, D-Day in Europe, the Allied Nations, led by the United States, landed on the coast of Normandy, France, and initiated the beginning of the end of the Nazi regime in Germany.
On June 15, 1944, D-Day in the Pacific, the Allied Nations, led by the United States, landed on Saipan in the Marianas Islands, creating airbases for B-29 bombers and initiating the beginning of the end for the Japanese Empire.
Many men died on those days and many more died in the final push to end the war. On these beautiful days of June 2012, 68 years later, let us honor all of those with the courage to hit those beaches and to do whatever it took to finish the job.
As it is with most recent wars, there are a couple of new organizations that have been created as a result. If you are interested and if you qualify, check them out.
The AWON website is www.awon.org, and the Sons and Daughters website is www.SonsandDaughtersofWW2Veterans.org.