Today is the 78th anniversary of D-Day, when allied American, Canadian and British forces launched an amphibious assault on five beaches in Normandy, France: Utah, Omaha, Juno, Gold and Sword.

Up to 12,000 Allies and 9,000 Germans were killed, according to the National World War II Museum. The day is billed as “the beginning of the end of war in Europe.”

Memorial services will be taking place today with tens of thousands of people paying tribute to those who took part in the battle and those who died liberating parts of Europe from the Nazis.

We should remember the veterans who participated in this defining part of WWII. 78 years is a long time, and we must ensure that we remember their contributions and their legacy as time continues to move on!

Now here are the ARFF related stories for today…

Be safe out there!