Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:26

The world should never forget D Day's Operation Neptune. The military assault to liberate France from the Nazi regime.

D Day was the longest day in World War II and these soldiers fought so we could enjoy peace. The day that saved the world is the most solemn anniversary in World History.

WWII veterans gathered with politicians at Normandy American Cemetery near Omaha Beach to participate in this 70th anniversary of D-Day in Colleville sur Mer, Normandy, France.

The D-Day landings of Allied troops in Normandy were the largest amphibious invasion in history and a pivotal point in World War II.

City Island Images reached out to one of the local surviving veterans, who recently participated in the Memorial Day Parade. 90 year old retired US Army Sargent Russel Schaller recalls seeing planes everywhere, "from horizon to horizon. It was amazing and something to watch". We salute Sgt. Shaller and every member of the "Greatest Generation." We thank them for their service and sacrifices.

U.S. Army Rangers, 2nd Batallion captured the German heavy coastal defense battery at Pointe du Hoc to the west of the D-Day landing zone of Omaha Beach, march to their landing craft in Weymouth, England, on June 5, 1944 in this handout photo above, which was provided by the US National Archives.

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