Today we ask for a moment of silence to commemorate all those who lost their lives during D-Day. 75 years ago, on June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied forces crossed the English Channel to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy. Blood was shed and over 10,000 confirmed Allied soldiers lost their lives that day. The cost was high, but that day started the end of the violent genocidal Nazi regime. D-Day was a turning point in WWII that resulted in the liberation of Europe from the Nazis and the eventual end of one of the deadliest conflicts in history. The bravery, valor, and sacrifice of all those who lost their lives will always be remembered. 75 years later, the wartime courage and contributions of the Allied soldiers is still in our hearts and minds and we thank and honor every single one of them.