Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of the 70th anniversary of D-Day:
“Seventy years ago today, over 150,000 American, British, Canadian, and Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to begin the liberation of Continental Europe from Nazi occupation. Thousands of Allied service members lost their lives on that day, and many still rest for eternity among the peaceful pines of the Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. Just yards away, at Omaha Beach, those who came ashore faced daunting odds, which they met with incomparable courage.
“The troops who stormed the beachhead in Normandy set the stage for victory in Europe and for the preservation of democracy to this day. We continue to owe them our gratitude and to honor them for their services and sacrifices, which will never be forgotten. Those who were lost and those who made it through together fill the greatest pages of our history.”