"You are about to embark upon the great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months." -- General Dwight D Eisenhower
With those words, 66 years ago today, Operation Neptune, the initial assault phase of Operation Overlord, commenced. The bold attacks carried out by brave men turned the tide of war in Europe. Always remember the brave men who fought and died in those days, running into the teeth of hell to do what had to be done.