ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - D-Day marks the day troops stormed the grounds of Normandy, France during World War II. It was the largest invasion by the sea and eventually led to victory over Germany. There was a ceremony held this morning and President Obama gave a rousing speech about the contribution of our veterans.
"Let us recognize your service once more. These men waged war so that we might know peace. They sacrificed so we might be free. They fought in hoped of a day that we might no longer need to fight. We are grateful to them," said Obama.
More than 150,000 American, British, Canadian and other allied D-Day troops risked and gave their lives to defeat Adolf Hitler's third reich.