69 years ago today, some very brave people risked their lives to fight for freedom.  The Normandy invasion began on June 6th, 1944.  Those brave soldiers attacked, knowing that the the casualties would be exceptionally high, particularly for the first few waves trying to establish a beach head as Nazi fire rained down on them.  Their courage and refusal to fail carried them to victory.  We should all honor their memory today by taking a few moments to remember the sacrifice, and thank those currently in uniform who may someday be called to establish another beach head to keep the world free.  Thank a veteran today, and remember those who served before.  Remember the bravery of:

U.S. V Corps, U.S. 1st Infantry Division and U.S. 29th Infantry Division
U.S. VII Corps, U.S. 4th Infantry Division
U.S. 101st Airborne Division
U.S. 82nd Airborne Division

and all the other units called in to risk their lives in that historical attack.

My family and I thank all of our veterans.  You are our heroes.


About Rep. Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his 7th term. Rep. Smith currently represents Charlestown, Newport, and Unity. Rep. Smith is the Deputy Speaker of the NH House.
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