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FSU showcases D-Day Invasion in Institute on WWII Experience

FSU showcases D-Day Invasion in Institute on WWII Experience
FSU showcases D-Day Invasion in Institute on WWII Experience
Posted at 4:41 PM, Jun 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-06 14:22:16-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Today is the 73rd anniversary of the D-Day invasion. It was on June 6th, 1944 that more than 160,000 allied troops, about half of them Americans, stormed the beaches of Normandy, France.

D-Day is considered a turning point in World War II, as allied forces overwhelmed their German counterparts.

General Dwight Eisenhower commanded the operation.

Florida State University is showcasing some of the war's historical moments at the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience.

Organizers say it's important to tell theses stories and learn about how they helped create the world we know today.