Commissioner Souto organizes tribute to D-Day
(MIAMI, FL) – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sen. Javier D. Souto is organizing a tribute to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, which launched the successful Allied invasion of Normandy and marked the beginning of the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II.
The Battle of Normandy, the largest amphibious attack in the history of modern warfare, began on June 6, 1944, when more than 150,000 American, British and Canadian forces stormed five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region.
An exhibit commemorating that historic landing will be on display from Monday, June 2 through Friday, June 13 in the lobby of the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st St. Sen. Souto and the Board of County Commissioners will hold a press conference at the exhibit on Tuesday, June 3 at noon to discuss the importance of D-Day.
“D-Day is one of the truly momentous events of the last century, and we should never forget the courage and sacrifice of the brave troops who saved Europe and the world for democracy so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have today,” Sen. Souto said.