D-Day, Then and Now (11 Photos)

The D-Day invasion — 156,000 U.S., British and Canadian forces storming five beaches along 50 miles of the Normandy region of France — took place 78 years ago today. Many lives were lost that day, including an estimated 2,000 Americans on Omaha Beach (aka Bloody Omaha) alone. Celebrations will take place throughout Normandy in honor of their sacrifice and heroism. You can mark the anniversary in your own home by watching Band of Brothers (HBO Go) or reading or watching The Longest Day.

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