The Zone’s Veterans of the Month as presented by Jon Smith Subs, Harrogate, Tennessee: The D-Day Veterans


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There is said to be only around 150 U.S. veterans still around to tell the story of D-Day. D-Day was the named given to the allied invasion on the beaches of Normandy which is credited to have started the ending of World War II. Hundreds of thousands Allied troops from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries braved unbelievable conditions during the assault and sadly over 4,000+ Allied troops were killed by German soldiers defending the beaches. During the June 6, 1944, invasion, 326,000 troops, more than 50,000 vehicles, 100,000 tons of equipment had landed. By August, all of northern France had been liberated, and in the spring of 1945 the Allies had defeated the Germans.

The Zone, along with Ron Hall of Jon Smith Subs would like to recognize those few living heroes who braved it all during the invasion as well as the many others who sacrificed their lives. We don’t know them all, but we owe them all! – AE


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