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Statement from Lt. Governor Brown on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (June 6, 2014)

“Seventy years ago today, over 9,000 soldiers, many of them Americans, made the ultimate sacrifice during the historic Allied Invasion of Normandy so that our troops could eventually make their way across Europe and defeat Hitler, protecting the ideals of freedom and democracy that make America the country we all love and call home.

“As a state and as a nation, we share a collective responsibility to honor the service of those who have worn our country’s uniform. Every day, we’re learning more about the difficulties that our Veterans and active military face, both abroad on the field of battle, and after returning home. Now, more than ever, it’s important that we continue to do everything in our power to support them and their families, especially those who, as members of the Greatest Generation, sacrificed so much so that we could have a chance to live freely and peacefully today.”