Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the Allied invasion of Nazi-held France on the beaches of Normandy.
Operation Neptune was part of the larger Operation Overlord. The belligerents included the Allied forces, consisting of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Free France, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and Poland, against Nazi Germany.
By late August, all of northern France was liberated from the Nazi stronghold thanks to Operation Overlord, which started with D-Day. In military terminology, “D-Day” is the day on which any given combat operation begins. There has been more than one D-Day throughout history, but “Operation Overlord” is the most famous of these.
D-Day was also a turning point in the war, as it led to the total defeat of Adolf Hitler and his regime.
Join us next June as our University’s Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band pays tribute on the 74th Anniversary of the invasion as the US Marching Band representative in the parade and four performances throughout select sites in and around Normandy, June 4-9.
For more information, contact Mark Colone (email@example.com; 704-687-5526).
Mark D. Colone