On June 6, 1944, Allied troops invaded Normandy, France as the beginning of a long campaign to liberate western Europe from Nazi Germany in World War II. The D-Day landings were to become a triumph of planning, courage, determination and willpower. Many of the men who landed were just teenagers. Some of those who survived the landings and the subsequent campaign are still alive to tell their important stories today. The name “D-Day” simply means the day of the beginning of an operation. Operation Overlord, as the invasion was codenamed, began one day later than planned due to rough seas and poor weather. More than 156,000 troops -- about 73,000 of them Americans, the rest British, Canadian, Indian, Pole and French -- invaded France on the first day. Some landed at one of five landing beaches, while paratroopers dropped from the sky behind the lines. The five landing sites were codenamed Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha, and Utah. At Omaha Beach alone, nearly 4,000 men were killed and thousands more wounded. You have to wonder if the millennial 'Snow Flakes" of today would be capable of accomplishing what their great grandfathers were able to accomplish then. Come to think of it. I doubt they would even be capable of passing basic training.