June 6, 2020 marks the 76th anniversary of one of the most daring launches of the Allied Forces at land, sea, and air that led to the Battle of Normandy. It’s one day of the year when we remember that single day that pivoted the course of World War II.
Each year, we pay homage to the brave soldiers, sailors, and airmen who laid their lives on the line to take part in D-Day, Operation Overlord and the Battle of Normandy side by side with British and Canadian forces. For their fight to liberate Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control, we pay tribute to the men and women behind the beginning of the end of the six-year war.
The global pandemic we’re experiencing today cannot keep us from giving the people behind D-Day victory the honor they are due. Here are some ways you could acknowledge their sacrifices, lives, and bravery for the freedom we enjoy today:
1. Binge on documentaries.
Over the years, tons of documentaries and veterans oral history projects have been aired and published for the general public to have a better understanding of why D-Day should not be just an ordinary day in our lives. While museums usually offer viewings for such materials especially on D-Day anniversaries, the web is a more than reliable source of information. You can also opt for immersive experiences to really get into it!
2. Give to veterans and their families.
Needless to say that charity goes a long way for our heroes - both fallen, survivors, and their families too. Check out organizations or movements like The Wounded Warrior (WWP) that support these honorable troops and give what you can - either in cash or in kind. It can be as simple as volunteering or partnering with these agencies for the veterans’ mental wellness programs and the like.
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3. Start the conversation.
Air out your gratitude for the military through your social channels. Make informative posts about this commemorative day in global history and do your part in preserving the truth that keeps this great country free.
Hit us up with your own ideas of D-Day observances in the comments!