The D-Day invasion occurred 80 years ago today


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Today, we are remembering all our veterans from rural America who took part in the D-Day invasion 80 years ago today.

It’s still the largest amphibious invasion in the history of the world as allied troops stormed the rural countryside beaches of France, and they had the edge not only in weapons but in food and nutrition.

Food production by American farmers and civilians played a critical role in the invasion’s success.

While young farmers were being drafted, civilian women and school children stepped up to work on the farms, and that allowed President Roosevelt to make this famous statement: “There’s enough food today for all of us, and enough leftover for us to send to those who are fighting with us.”

Victory Gardens also helped the effort. While commercial food suppliers focused on feeding the troops, civilians planted millions of victory gardens, inspired by need and patriotism.

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