There are a few days in history that changed the world forever: June 6, 1944 was one of them. Thousands of soldiers, from countries spanning the globe, descended on the beaches of Normandy to depose a fascist and racist regime. For many, it was their final act upon this earth: advancing freedom, justice, and equality.
Since D-Day, we have made great strides to expand the reach of those values. But that fight continues today. We must honor the sacrifices of those who have gone before by ensuring that the gains they made are not lost, that no ideology that claims that some people are less valuable than others maintains a foothold here.