OKLAHOMA – 70 years ago today the largest ever amphibious invitation led to the end of World War II.
More than 150,000 American and Allied troops rolled ashore on the beaches of Normandy, France.
U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe, ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made a statement regarding the 70th anniversary of D-Day:
“On this day seventy years ago, thousands of courageous Americans stormed the beaches of Normandy against nearly insurmountable odds in the name of freedom. Their service and sacrifices helped lift millions from under the heavy grip of tyranny and forever changed the course of history.
Not just today, but every day, we must honor the selfless sacrifice of the Greatest Generation and their contributions to protecting the freedoms we are so blessed to enjoy. One of the most moving experiences I’ve had in Washington is welcoming our Honor Flight World War II veterans from Oklahoma who travel to visit their monument in the Nation’s capital.
“As we pay tribute to their courage and sacrifice, we must remember our solemn commitment to provide the care and support that all of our veteran’s deserve, just as they honored their commitment to defend the United States.”