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Congresswoman Escobar Statement on 80th Anniversary of D-Day

Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) released the following statement on the 80th anniversary of D-Day:

"On June 6th, 1944, thousands of brave men embarked on one of the most consequential missions of the Second World War. After months of meticulous planning, the Allied Forces would launch Operation Overload – the invasion of France – to open a second front in Europe in the war against fascism and Nazism.

“The moment's stakes could not have been higher for the largest amphibious invasion in military history, and the American men of the First Army valiantly delivered. Their unrelenting assaults on Utah and Omaha Beach would prove an inflection point in the war, the first critical step in liberating Western Europe from the clutches of evil. The sacrifices of these men would mark the beginning of the end of the deadliest conflict in human history.

“Our country – and the world – are forever indebted to the extraordinary men who stormed those seemingly insurmountable beaches of France eighty years ago today. Over 2,500 Americans gave their lives for a greater cause. May the legacy of these larger-than-life heroes live on for generations.”

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