D-Day Remembered 70 Years Later

That day is forever known as D-Day.

More than 12,000 Allied troops never came home but the Allies were able to get a foothold in Nazi controlled territory.

Before the Allied troops stormed the northern coast of France, the American war effort was on the ropes.

The Germans were gaining strength and position until the Allies hit them fast and hard and started liberating the rest of the Nazi empire as they worked towards Germany.

9&10 News’ Eric Lloyd and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson spoke with a World War II vet about the importance of that day and have more details.