Honoring D-Day: 70 Years Ago Today

On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops, 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft engaged with Nazi Germany on the heavily fortified beaches of Normandy, France.  By the end of the day, the Allies had gained a foot-hold, allowing 100,000 soldiers to begin moving across Europe to defeat Adolf Hitler’s army.  But the price was high.  More than 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded.  The video below, courtesy of USAA, tells the story of that day with dramatic film footage and poignant first-person accounts.