VFW POST 8904 & AUXILIARY TO REMEMBER D-DAY
WITH LAYING OF MEMORIAL WREATH
On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of
heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of
Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a
crusade in which "we will accept nothing less than full victory." More than
5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day's
end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost
was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded -- but more
than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.
Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary
will lay a memorial wreath in remembrance of the 72nd Anniversary of D-Day
on Monday, June 6th, 2016 at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the
Historic Shelby County Courthouse in Center. The program will begin at 10
am and as always the public is cordially invited to attend.