Today, on the 70th anniversary of D-Day, NHD and HISTORY® want everyone to remember the fallen, those who gave their lives for our freedom, and our responsibility to honor, cherish, and respect their legacies. We hope that the #Sacrifice4Freedom Twitter Contest encouraged you to reflect on the past and made you think about how to create a better future.
Yesterday, you interpreted what Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower meant when he told his men, “the hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you.” Today, we ask you to leave a message for the Americans who died on this day in 1944.
Below are those of you who went above and beyond in your tweets yesterday:
- @TurkeltonIII Ike said that to boost the morale of the men who were about to embark in one of the most influential invasion in history #Sacrifice4Freedom
- @ohai_its_eli @NationalHistory Ike’s famous pre-invasion speech inspired troops and pushed them to victory. “The tide has turned!” #Sacrifice4Freedom
- @WarehamBlake To inspire and motivate the soldiers so they knew they were upholding liberty and had the public’s support. #biondhist #Sacrifice4Freedom
- @kaleighvdb Ike’s army was provided with “Overwhelming superiority in weapons & munitions of war,” but they were raised by the people #Sacrifice4Freedom
- @marceldole Ike said that in order to inspire his troops, and to ensure that the American public is supporting them. #biondhist #Sacrifice4Freedom