79th Anniversary of D-Day Honors Sacrifices of WWII Soldiers

Ceremonies pay tribute to heroes of the Second World War.

A D-Day tribute was held at the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach, where U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin discussed the importance of defending the principles for which the Allies fought. Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley also expressed his deep connection with the soldiers and reflected on his military career. The ceremonies also involved international events attended by officials from various nations, stressing the shared commitment to honor the sacrifices made during the war.

D-Day ceremonies were also held in Normandy to remember those who fought for freedom during World War II. Marie Scott, a veteran and almost 97 years old, vividly recalled the sounds of gunfire and men’s screams from that historic day. Scott, who was a communication operator during the war, expressed the magnitude of the conflict and shared her disfavor of the ongoing war in Ukraine.

“As a noncombatant, I was still in the war, and I realized the enormity of war. People were dying in that moment. For me, war should only be undertaken if it’s absolutely (necessary), if there’s no other way of solving the problem. It’s an atrocity,” said Scott.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin as he heads the U.S. military.
  • For General Mark Milley as his term as chair of the Joint Chiefs is coming to a close.
  • For God’s protection for all the men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Sources: Military Times, ABC News


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