D-Day

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Today marks the 75th anniversary in a watershed moment, from a watershed global conflict. It’s a day that Lake Effect essayist Art Cyr thinks we should all look to as we consider our own perilous times:

From ancient times, military professionals rightly regard amphibious invasions as especially challenging. We recognize and honor the seventy-fifth anniversary of the greatest such operation, the Allies’ invasion of France in World War II, on June 6, 1944 – D-Day.

"They won back this ground for civilization," President Trump said of the Allied troops who took part in the massive D-Day invasion 75 years ago today. Trump stood on a stage near Omaha Beach in northern France, alongside French President Emmanuel Macron and other world leaders who thanked U.S. veterans and their allies for preserving liberty.

PHOTOS: Remembering Milwaukee's General MacArthur

Jun 6, 2014

While today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, 2014 also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the death of another World War II icon – with strong ties to Milwaukee.

Stephanie Lecci

A new exhibit opening today in Milwaukee, in time to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, is focusing on some lesser-known moments of valor during WWII.

Milwaukee Area Veterans Remember D-Day

Jun 6, 2014

Today on the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion in France, we offer recollections of local men who landed in France on D-Day.