On this day in 1944, Virginia’s 116th infantry led the assault on Omaha Beach as part of Operation Overlord, commonly known as D-Day. More than 5,300 ships and 11,000 planes landed on the beaches of Normandy as the United States entered the war. Take a minute today to remember and honor those who fought and lost their lives on that day.

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On this day in 1944, Virginia’s 116th infantry led the assault…