Honoring People of D-Day

As we approach the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2019, Student News Net is proud to present this People of D-Day website for students of all ages to learn about the largest land, sea, and air invasion ever attempted, a pivotal event in World War II (1939-1945). The Allied success on D-Day and the days after led to the eventual liberation of western Europe and Jews being held in Nazi concentration camps throughout Germany and Poland.

From left, Albert “Spoony” Sponheimer and Fred Bahlau, both D-Day veterans, pay tribute to William Dukeman, a fallen brother during Operation Market Garden in Holland in fall 1944, at the Netherlands American Cemetery during the 65th anniversary of D-Day in 2009. Spoony and Fred passed away in 2014. (Photo: Student News Net)

Student News Net remains committed to keeping this history alive and offering a platform for collaboration and student engagement so this history is not lost. The idea for this website evolved from our coverage of the 65th anniversary of D-Day in 2009 from Normandy and the many stories we have developed in the intervening years on WWII and the Holocaust. It’s an honor to present this website as a tribute to the millions of soldiers who fought overseas, the millions of people on the home front who supported them, and the millions who lost their lives in combat and at concentration camps.


Judith Stanford Miller, M.Ed., M.A., editor