Today is the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Americans disembarking landing craft on D-Day, June 6, 1944 (Wikimedia Commons)

Americans disembarking landing craft on D-Day, June 6, 1944 (Wikimedia Commons)

O Judge of the Nations, we remember before you with grateful hearts the men and women of our country who in the day of decision ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy. Grant that we may not rest until all the people of this land share the benefits of true freedom, and gladly accept its disciplines. This we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

-A Thanksgiving for Heroic Service, Book of Common Prayer 1979, 839.

American soldiers recovering the dead after D-Day (Wikimedia Commons)

American soldiers recovering the dead after D-Day (Wikimedia Commons)

The Cemetery a few days after D-Day anniversary in 2012 (Wikimedia Commons)

The Cemetery a few days after D-Day anniversary in 2012 (Wikimedia Commons)