Military: D-Day Remembered Today - Battle of Normandy lasted June 6 - late August, 1944
During World War II which lasted from 1939-1945, the Battle of Normandy resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from the control of Nazi Germany. It was codenamed Operation Overlord and began on June 6, 1944.
Please click here to view the information and videos on the Battle of Normandy on the History website.
"The Normandy American Cemetery, overlooking Omaha Beach and the English Channel, was established on June 8, 1944, as the first U.S. cemetery in Europe during World War II. It holds the graves of more than 9,300 U.S. servicemen who died in the D-Day invasion or subsequent missions."
The Military Page of the Athletic Network is located in the Photo Gallery.
History of Veterans Day
Source, Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs website. World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” Please click here for more information on Veterans Day.
* * * * * * * * * * Our SLI, USL, and UL veterans
For several years, the Athletic Network has been developing a Military Page. Although it is a work in progress, there are now over 100 entries, some with photos of the veteran in military attire.
Thousands of SLII, SLI, USL, and UL-Lafayette athletes and support group members have made and continue to make patriotic sacrifices in their unique support of freedom.
To learn who these special beacons of freedom are, please go to www.athleticnetwork.net > Photo Gallery > Military Page. Scroll down for such information as Remembering the Veteran - it is the Veteran; Links for Military and patriotic songs (with lyrics); Listing of veterans (some with photos in military attire) with link to their profile; Links to a wide variety of Military Links (below listing of veterans), including D-Day, Louisiana HonorAir, Memorial Day, The Military Honor of the Purple Heart, The Virtual Wall - Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the World War II Japanese Surrender Sept. 2, 1945.
Some of the veterans listed include: Abel, E. Glynn Adkins, Horace Albarado, Donald Charles, Sr. Allen, Chuck Alonzo, Don Arms, John -
Here is the listing for the letter M. Madere, Keller Marcello, Lucas "Buddy" Mays, Craig McClelland, Merle" McKellar, Lanrick "Prentice" McNutt, Jim Melancon, Ray Milano, Mike Moore, William Moreau, Jim Morgan, Norbert Morriss, Johnny Moulard, Ronnie Mouton, Edward Muth, Brady Myrick, James
From W & Z, the following names are posted: White, Sidney Wimberley, Charles Wolf, Clyde Wolf, Dallas Zeringue, Herman
Please honor them by visiting the Military Page. Click here and scroll down for the listing of veterans.
Those veterans who are not listed are asked to contact the AN so their information (and military attire picture) may be included on the Military Page.