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NSA Souda Bay Holds D-Day Remembrance Ceremony

06 June 2023

From Nicholas S. Tenorio

Naval Support Activity Souda Bay hosted a D-Day Remembrance Ceremony at The Anchor on June 6, 2023. The ceremony included a presentation of the sequence of events that occurred during the D-Day attack by Allied forces during World War II.
Naval Support Activity Souda Bay hosted a D-Day Remembrance Ceremony at The Anchor on June 6, 2023. The ceremony included a presentation of the sequence of events that occurred during the D-Day attack by Allied forces during World War II.

“At the height of Nazi power in 1942, Germany and its allies controlled large portions of Europe and North Africa,” recounted Chief Electronics Technician Corey Morris, assigned to NSA Souda Bay. “However, by 1944, Hitler had suffered a pivotal loss at Stalingrad and Allied military leaders believed that a full-scale invasion of Western Europe could spread the German army thin and turn the tide of the war for good.”

Chief Electronics Technician Corey Morris, assigned to Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay, talks about the history of the D-Day invasion during a Remembrance Ceremony held in The Anchor on June 6, 2023.
Chief Electronics Technician Corey Morris, assigned to Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay, talks about the history of the D-Day invasion during a Remembrance Ceremony held in The Anchor on June 6, 2023.
Chief Electronics Technician Corey Morris, assigned to Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay, talks about the history of the D-Day invasion during a Remembrance Ceremony held in The Anchor on June 6, 2023.
NSA Souda Bay Holds D-Day Remembrance Ceremony
Chief Electronics Technician Corey Morris, assigned to Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay, talks about the history of the D-Day invasion during a Remembrance Ceremony held in The Anchor on June 6, 2023.
Photo By: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Delaney S. Jensen
VIRIN: 230606-N-EM691-1002


D-Day, also known by its code name, Operation Neptune, is considered the largest amphibious warfare operation in history and occurred along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy, France coast in 1944.

Capt. Odin J. Klug, commanding officer, NSA Souda Bay, was a guest speaker at the remembrance ceremony.

Capt. Odin J. Klug, commanding officer, Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, discusses the significance of the D-Day invasion during a Remembrance Ceremony held in The Anchor on June 6, 2023.
Capt. Odin J. Klug, commanding officer, Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, discusses the significance of the D-Day invasion during a Remembrance Ceremony held in The Anchor on June 6, 2023.
Capt. Odin J. Klug, commanding officer, Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, discusses the significance of the D-Day invasion during a Remembrance Ceremony held in The Anchor on June 6, 2023.
NSA Souda Bay Holds D-Day Remembrance Ceremony
Capt. Odin J. Klug, commanding officer, Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, discusses the significance of the D-Day invasion during a Remembrance Ceremony held in The Anchor on June 6, 2023.
Photo By: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Delaney S. Jensen
VIRIN: 230606-N-EM691-1054


“D-Day was not just a massive logistical operation that required the synchronization of the entire Allied force, it was also a unified display of the courage and the mental and physical toughness of the tens of thousands of Allied troops—British, Canadian and American—who helped turn the tide of World War II,” said Klug. “We should never cease to be thankful for those who gave their lives in this cause, while others fought for years during World War II in order to give us a world where freedom endures.”
 
 

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