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Resolution Honoring US D-Day Soldiers Introduced in US Senate
Ahead of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, Senators express gratitude for US Soldiers who fought in the Normandy Landings
As we approach the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, US Senators have introduced a Resolution to allow the Senate to express gratitude to American troops who participated in the Normandy Landings.
The Resolution, which was introduced yesterday (April 4) by Senator John Boozman [R-AR], is titled "A resolution express the gratitude and appreciation of the Senate for the acts of heroism and valor by the members of the United States Armed Forces who participated in the June 6, 1944, amphibious landing at Normandy, France, and commending those individuals for leadership and bravery in an operation that helped bring an end to World War II."
The Resolution itself notes that the D-Day landings were the largest single amphibious assault in history, with "approximately 57,000 members of the United States Armed Forces, approximately 153,000 members of the Allied Expeditionary Force, approximately 5,000 naval vessels; and more than 11,000 sorties by Allied aircraft".
This year's D-Day 75th anniversary consists of a number of events both in the United States and in the United Kingdom, as well as on the Normandy Coast in France. The anniversary takes place on June 6.
Updates on the Resolution can be found via https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-resolution/135/text