D-Day, June 6, 1944, was a pivotal moment in world history. It was the day American soldiers, along with their Allies, stormed the beaches of Normandy.

Braving unimaginable danger to turn the tide of World War II, their courage under fire beat the overwhelming odds and liberated Europe from Hitler terror. Understanding their actions can help every Idahoans to appreciate the profound scope of their sacrifice and how they led to the freedoms we enjoy today.

The sacrifices of our WWII Veterans shaped our world.

The soldiers who executed D-Day were incredible as were their wartime accomplishments. Their sacrifice undeniably laid the groundwork for the peace and prosperity America and many nations around the world enjoyed following the war.

To this day, their courage, honor, and selflessness belong to the bedrock of our nation's strength and identity. The sacrifices of our World War II Veterans are a daily reminder of the cost of freedom. At least they should.  

Idahoans can honor the sacrifices of WWII soldiers everyday.

By integrating their values into our daily lives, Idahoans from every generation can honor their great sacrifice. That can mean exercising our right to vote, supporting service members, Veterans, and their families, or even standing up to injustice.

Believe it or not, simple, small acts of kindness, community service, and educating young Idahoans about the history-changing significance of D-Day can go far in preserving their legacy.

The gallery below is comprised of stunning facts we felt every Idahoan should know about the events and battles of WWII and D-Day. Some are mind-blowing, some are tragic, but all are heroic and worthy of our time and continued gratitude.

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  • 11 incredible facts about D-Day & Idaho's Greatest Generation

  • The WWII bomber that fell out of the sky & crashed in Idaho

  • The unique connection between Idaho Veterans & a special restaurant table

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11 Incredible Facts About D-Day & the Greatest Generation

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This World War II Bomber Fell Out of the Sky & Crashed in Idaho

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The Missing Man Table, also referred to as The Fallen Comrade Table, is intended to remind patrons to honor our fallen, imprisoned, and Missing in Action Veterans.

The table, as well as every item on it, carries a significant meaning. After you scroll through what each item means, check out the quick video at the end that demonstrates how the table is set.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

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