By Johnny Isakson
On June 6, 1944, with American and Allied paratroopers positioned behind enemy lines, Allied forces waded through waist-deep waters amid hailing enemy gunfire from above to storm the beaches of Normandy, France, in an invasion called Operation Overlord.
It was a joint naval, air and land assault marking the start of Allied forces’ campaign to liberate Nazi-occupied Europe. More than 6,000 Americans gave their lives that day, but their sacrifice and heroism marked the beginning of the end of World War II.
The 75th anniversary of D-Day is June 6. Now is an especially important time to reflect on the sacrifices made by the greatest generation during World War II. The defeat of fascism in Europe and…