Today is the anniversary of D-Day, when National Guard soldiers from Maryland and Virginia joined the first wave of the invasion that ultimately freed Europe from Nazi rule. The 29th Division was the only Guard unit participating in the first wave and suffered tremendous casualties at one of the toughest sectors of the fight, Omaha Beach. A few survivors from that fight are still with us today. If you see the above unit patch on an elderly man, make sure you thank him for what he did.
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