Yesterday, Congressman Ted Poe announced his resolution, recognizing and honoring the United States troops who sacrificed their lives on D-Day at the Battle of Normandy during World War II, was passed by the United States House of Representatives by a voice vote.

Sixty-six years ago, 31,000 United States soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy. More than 6,000 Americans gave their lives for the cause of liberty and freedom on June 6, 1944. This bill, co-sponsored by 75 members of Congress, honors the troops who gave their lives, recognizes the 66th anniversary of the D-Day landings and expresses gratitude to the greatest generation of Americans who fearlessly fought for freedom.

These brave warriors went to war to liberate Europe for the cause of freedom. The average age of the brave young warriors representing the United States on those shores was just 20 years old. They might have been young but their leadership and their commitment to freedom marked the beginning of the liberation of France and ultimately culminated in the destruction of the Nazi Empire and the triumph of the Allied Forces, said Rep. Poe

Congressman Poe serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade Subcommittees.

 

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