It's been 75 years since the D-Day Invasion, when more that 160-thousand allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy.
More than nine-thousand perished on the very first landing on Omaha Beach. Over four-hundred had been enlisted in Mass.
World leaders gathered in France Thursday to commemorate the day, including Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch.
We speak with Congressman Lynch as well as military historian and retired U.S. Army Colonol Andrew Bacevich.
Andrew Bacevich, professor emeritus of military history at Boston University and a retired U.S. Army Colonel, who spent more than twenty years in active service as an army officer, including during the Vietnam War.
This segment aired on June 6, 2019.