6 June 2019 marks the 75th annual commemoration of the D-Day Landings. This is a day when we remember the enormous sacrifices made by the Allied Forces during the Second World War, and it marks the date that the Allies landed at Normandy in their offensive against the Nazi forces.
Over 425,000 people died, were wounded or went missing during the Battle of Normandy. This offensive manoeuvre began the liberation of Nazi-occupied France and played a key role in the victory of the Allied Forces, fighting against the evil and hatred of Nazism.
We remember all of the British lost, but also our allies from across the British Empire, the United States, Canada, Australia, Czechoslovakia, France, Norway and Poland. It remains our hope that these sacrifices were made as a permanent covenant of peace; that war may never infect Europe as it did, and that we stand by a totem of freedom, peace and tolerance.