On this date in 1944, the Allied Forces under Dwight D. Eisenhower launched Operation Overlord. The world has come to know it as D-Day.
Every military operation has a D-Day, H-Hour, the time when all forces cross the Line of Departure.
That explanation is not do distract from the heroism of the men who stormed ashore in Normandy 66 years ago. It is fitting that we should remember their sacrifice.