Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 05, 2014
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (http://www.dvnf.org), a nonprofit veterans service organization that provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom, is expressing sincere gratitude to World War II veterans on the anniversary of D-Day.
This year is the 70th anniversary of this hallowed day in American history. Around 156,000 Allied troops were responsible for invading Normandy in an amphibious assault, suffering at least 12,000 casualties. The assault was a major turning point in World War II because Allied Forces were finally able to establish a foothold in a heavily German-occupied France, allowing the opportunity to push German forces back.
Commenting on the importance of D-Day, Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.), the CEO of DVNF, said the following:
“This day is a true testament to American courage and grit in the face of overwhelming odds. In what seemed to be an almost suicidal mission, proved to be a watershed moment in this bloody war. This was a day that good prevailed, and it is all thanks to our brave World War II heroes who were willing to sacrifice everything for their country, and for the safety of our allies. Many of these great men still walk amongst us today, although sadly, they are becoming fewer by the day. It is our responsibility to uphold the American ideals they successfully defended, and express our sincere gratitude for the Greatest Generation and all they fought for,” said VanFonda.
DVNF is encouraging everyone to thank the men and women of our military who have stood in our defense. The organization is asking all to recognize the incredible sacrifices of our service members and veterans on such a profound day of remembrance.
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.
We achieve this mission by:
For more, go to http://www.dvnf.org.