As we prepare this Memorial Day to honor those who fought and died for our country, let’s remember some of the key moments in U.S. military history—battles awashin patriots’ blood to secure liberty and freedom for America. Here, among many deserving, are the Top 10 U.S. Military Actions:
1. D-Day invasion: The turning point of World War II was this massive amphibious invasion on June 6, 1944, of German-occupied Normandy. Over 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches at Utah, Omaha and other points along a 50-mile stretch of coastline, resulting in some 10,000 Allied casualties. The assault secured a beachhead on the continent and, with Russia pushing from the East, Hitler’s forces began to be squeezed on two fronts. Within a year, the Fuhrer made his final descent into a Berlin bunker.