Daily Bread for 6.6.24: D-Day, Eighty Years On

Good morning.

Thursday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 70. Sunrise is 5:16 and sunset 8:31 for 15h 14m 24s of daytime. The moon is new with none of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Alcohol Licensing Committee meets at 5:30 PM.

On this day in 1944, Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy, begins with the execution of Operation Neptune—commonly referred to as D-Day—the largest seaborne invasion in history. Nearly 160,000 Allied troops cross the English Channel with about 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers participating. By the end of the day, the Allies would land on five invasion beaches and were pushing inland.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s D-Day Prayer, Broadcast on June 6, 1944:

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