Hoeven Statement on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion at Normandy

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, which turned the tide of the Second World War in favor of the United States and our allies:

“It is difficult to imagine now the horrific challenges our veterans of the Normandy invasion faced 70 years ago today. More than 160,000 allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy in the face of fierce German resistance, and more than 9,000 allied soldiers were killed or wounded during the course of the operation. Because of their courage and sacrifice, not only we in the United States, but our friends and allies in Europe are today a free and peaceful people.

“So on this special day, we thank and honor that greatest generation that gave so much to posterity, and especially those who landed on Normandy beach. They fought, they sacrificed and many of them died to ensure that we and our children could continue to live free.”