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Utah remembers 76th anniversary of D-Day

Posted at 11:04 PM, Jun 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-07 01:04:22-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Many of Utah’s elected leaders are honoring the 76th anniversary of D-Day.

On June 6, 1944, allied forces invaded the shores of Normandy, France in a battle that would eventually turn the tide of World War II.

More than 2,500 American troops died in the battle.

“We read history books about the war, and yet, I don’t think we have a sense of just how awful it was and how tragic it was and how devastating the loss was," Sen. Mitt Romney said in a video message. “It’s said time and time again that no man has greater love for his neighbor than to lay down his life for them, and that’s what these young people did.”

In a tweet, Rep. Chris Stewart said: “May we never forget the service & sacrifice of the Greatest Generation and the immeasurable debt we owe them.”

Gov. Gary Herbert posted a photo of soldiers preparing for battle with the caption: “I am ever-grateful for their sacrifice.”