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Page 8 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018 reports and schemes to the coun- terparts, and creation of thousands of imitation rubber, wood, and can- vas decoy vehicles, aircraft, hangars, and support equipment. On the night before the invasion, Operation Titanic also called for Allied air- borne forces to drop rubber dummy paratroopers throughout Normandy far from their intended drop zones, which caused widespread confusion and uncertainty amongst the Get- marts. Operation Overlord began the invasion with overnight parachute and glider landings, massive air at- tacks, and naval bombardment pri- or to the next morning's amphibi- ous landings. Canadian forces landed on Juno Beach which covered two miles of beach and lay between Gold and Sword Beaches. Nearly half of the Canadian casualties occurred dur- ing the first hour of the invasion as one-third of the landing craft struck mines, and the Canadian forces met with fierce German resistance. The British landed on Gold Beach, a 10-mile stretch of beach with Arromanches the major ob- jective due to the pier which was meant to improve Allied logistics as soon after the landings as possible. The British also invaded Sword Beach which was three miles in length with its major objectives be- ing important bridges located inland. American forces secured Oma- ha Beach, 10 miles in length and the most heavily defended; and Utah Beach which was the largest beach spanning 11 miles, and the most dif- ficult on which to land due to weather and sea conditions. Oma- ha Beach was the toughest assign- ment. Most landing crafts were forced off course due to winds and tidal currents. The beaches were heavily fortified with barbed wire, mines, booby-trapped obstacles, concrete bunkers and casements, ar- tiller,y, machine guns and riflemen. Hundreds of B-24 Liberators had bombed the beaches before the landing, but because they were forced to drop their bombs through an undercast, they had been con- cerned that their bombs might hit the Allied Naval forces off-shore and dropped their bombs too far inland to do any damage, nor create bomb craters to provide cover for Amer- ican GIs on the beach. Despite all, the Allied forces were successful in establishing a beachhead from which the Germans could not drive them out. In ten days half a million Allied troops were ashore, and within three .weeks that number had risen to two million. By late August of 1944, all of northern France had been liber- ated. D-Day casualties numbered 22,119 Americans, 946 Canadi- ans, roughly 3,000 British, and an estimated 4,000-9,000 Germans. British artist Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss of"Sand in Your Eye" took to the beaches of Normandy on September 21, 2013 in observance of Peace Day to create a visual rep- resentation of the approximate 9,000 Allied forces, Germans, and French civilians who died on the Normandy beaches on D-Day dur- ing WWII. To create this unimag- inable image, they drew silhouettes of the individuals in the sand using rakes and stencil forms. The sil- houettes were drawn at the rate with which the individuals fell that fate- ful day, only to be erased hours lat- er by the incoming tide just as the lives of those who fell had been erased on D-Day. The Fallen 9000 was funded by Sand in Your Eye with support from local merchants and took an estimated 500 volun- teers five hours. The project ' as an opporttmity to give a voice back to those that had lost their lives." Try to image the price that was paid that day in 1944 Freedom is Never Free! Editor's Note: Schaefer is the State Americanism Chairman of the VFW Auxiliary Department of North Dakota. @ N Photo: Larry Bid Above: Dale and Amy (Tallackson) Elbert pay respects to Amy's aunt and uncle, Percy and Leona Walstad. Leona was a long time member of the Park River American Legion Auxiliary and Percy served in the navy during World War I1. @ @ PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Congratula- tions to the Walsh County Press in Park River on becoming a designated infant- friendly workplace! We thank you for be- ing a positive role model in our com- munity! In Novem- ber, the Walsh Coun- ty Health District re- ceived a grant from the North Dakota Comprehensive Can- cer Control Program to help businesses in the county become designated infant- friendly workplaces. What does the term "infant-friendly" mean? In North L to R: Brook Dahlgren, OIMa Olimb, Allison Olimb, lib/Olimb, Dakota, "infant-friendly" means "breastfeeding-fi-iendly". In 2009, North Dakota passed legislation to protect a woman's right to breastfeed/pump in any location, public or private. When the law was passed, the legislation stated an employer can use the designation of"infant-friendly" if the employer adopts a workplace breastfeeding policy following these guidelines: Allowing flexible break times for expression of milk Providing a clean, private space (other than a restroom) for pump- ing/nursing Access to a clean water source for washing hands and cleaning breast pump equipment Providing a place for storing breast milk, such as a refrigerator or a cooler brought by the employee We thank all of our local businesses who have become designated infant-friendly workplaces! For more information about infant-friendly workplaces, contact Walsh County Health District at (701) 352-5139 Vote for Carrie Wallace for ND State Senate District 19 Republican Tuesday, June 12th Primary Election Raised on a Family Farm Lives in Northwood, ND Married to Bob, CEO of Asvise Mother of two adult sons, Matt & Mark UND Graduate Physicians Assistant Legislative Intern Prior Small Business Owner Served on the Northwood School Board Served on the Northwood City Council I will work in a conservative and responsible manner ] to represent the people of District 19. ] -- ~ v Carrie Wallace 11:00 a.m.--l:00 p.m. Park River American Legion 108--5th St E Lunch, Bake Sale Gift Items for Sale Frozen Rhubarb Pies available for Sale Oo, aet The if, s: 701,284,65~