Remember D-Day – did you know?

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Let’s celebrate D-Day today. Seventy-eight years ago, the Battle of Normandy occurred from June to August 1944 during World War II (1939-1945). Did you know?

  • It ended in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s authority
  • The fight, codenamed Operation Overlord, began on D-Day, June 6, 1944
  • On this day, 156,000 American, British, and Canadian troops landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified Normandy coast
  • The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults ever attempted
  • Prior to D-Day, the Allies launched a massive deception campaign to deceive the Germans about the invasion’s intended aim
  • By late August 1944, the Allies had freed all of northern France, and by the following spring, they had vanquished the Nazis
  • President Roosevelt’s powerful prayer united Americans
  • Poppy flowers are a symbol of remembrance for veterans

Homeschoolers/Parents/Educators: Sketch/color an illustration. Theme: other places. Read or listen to: Tom Thumb: in Learning to ReadFavorite Fairy Tales (Kindle/audiobook/paperback). What places did Tom visit? List three facts about D-Day. Write about an historical place you want to visit. You might want to: Say a prayer for a soldier/veteran. Say thank you to a soldier/veteran. Recite the Pledge of Allegiance. (Skills: identification, comprehension, creativity, appreciation, patriotism)

About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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