The eyes of the world are upon you. I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Supreme Allied Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force
From a letter to the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force
June 6, 1944
Today marks the 70th anniversary of "D-Day," the Allied assault on the coast of Normandy during World War II