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United States Senator Thom Tillis recently introduced a resolution passed by the senate commemorating D-Day.

The resolution expresses gratitude and appreciation to the members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Allied troops responsible for carrying out the unprecedented operation that proved decisive in securing victory in Europe.

(The full resolution can be downloaded at this link)

“I am glad to see the senate pass this resolution recognizing the bravery of the service members who valiantly defended freedom 80 years ago on D-Day,” said Tillis. “I am proud to represent a state that played a major role in D-Day with servicemembers from North Carolina deployed across Normandy during Operation Overlord. On the 80th anniversary of D-Day, we honor the veterans who served and remember the ultimate sacrifice so many made on that historic day.”

In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, 31,000 members of the United States Armed Forces, and 153,000 of their counterparts in the Allied Expeditionary Force, launched Operation Overlord by storming ashore five landing areas on the beaches of Normandy, France. 

The first day of the operation, which became known as D-Day, saw approximately 10,000 Allied soldiers wounded or killed, including 6,000 Americans. 

Operation Overlord led to Allied liberation of Western Europe from the control of Nazi Germany and an end to World War II.