US Army Europe and Africa launches “80 Days to D-Day” social media campaign

March 18, 2024

WIESBADEN, Germany —
In honor of the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings, U.S. Army Europe and Africa and U.S. commands historically linked to the event will countdown to the official commemoration on June 6, 2024.
The campaign will feature historical/educational content celebrating the sacrifices of those who risked everything to invade the European mainland and defeat Nazi tyranny.

Operation Overlord—commonly referred to as D-Day—was the largest air, land and sea invasion ever executed. It marked the beginning of the Allied liberation of Nazi-occupied Europe. More than 160,000 Allied troops from the United States, Britain, Canada, and other nations landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of heavily fortified coastline. Despite facing fierce resistance from German forces, the Allies ultimately secured a crucial foothold in France, paving the way for the eventual liberation of Europe. 

For more information, contact USAREUR-AF Public Affairs at or +49.611.143.537.0005.

To see all the posts, follow the hashtag #80DaysToDDay and these accounts:
Historical Unit  
U.S. Army Europe and Africa


82nd Airborne DIV
101st Airborne DIV
1st ID
4th ID
29th ID
U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological
Operations Command
75th Ranger Regt.
90th Sustainment Brigade
First Army
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