"Sure, we want to go home. We want this war over with. The quickest way to get it over with is to go get the bastards who started it. The quicker they are whipped, the quicker we can go home. The shortest way home is through Berlin and Tokyo. And when we get to Berlin, I am personally going to shoot that paper hanging son-of-a-bitch Hitler. Just like I'd shoot a snake!"
General George S. Patton - (addressing to his troops before Operation Overlord) - 5th June 1944

Patton and his Third Army didn't make it to France until August of 1944 but his words I feel, pretty well express the overall intentions of the invasion of France on June 6th, 1944. Get it on, get it over and go the hell home!

It would be another year or so before it was over in Europe and many more would fall on the battlefields there. For thousands, home was by way of the Pacific.

God bless the hero's that answered the call.

May the fallen rest in eternal peace.