What does the D in D-Day stand for?


Do you know what the “D” in D-Day stands for?

No? Me either…so I went on a hunt for the answer.

On the morning of June 6, 1944, Allied forces staged an enormous assault on German positions on the beaches of Normandy, France. The invasion is often known by the famous nickname “D-Day,” yet few people know the origin of the term or what, if anything, the “D” stood for.

According to the U.S. military, “D-Day” was an Army designation used to indicate the start date for specific field operations. In this case, the “D” in D-Day doesn’t actually stand for anything—it’s merely an alliterative placeholder used to designate a particular day on the calendar.


The tragic news is that we lost over 4000 soldiers in that invasion of Normandy — it was a blood bath!

Imagine what that did to the survivors. Imagine how that damaged their souls.

The physical and mental trauma to be dealt with for the rest of their lives was horrible. There was little or no relief from it. Addiction and suicide was the answer for many.

Not recognized as a real mental illness, these soldiers were left to handle the very same devastating aftermath of what we now call PTSD. The invisible wounds of war.

Project Help works with many men and women suffering with PTSD and the effects on their life and their families. Although we don’t treat this disorder, we do provide assistance in many other ways such as friendly support, financial assistance, guidance toward the help they need and just a safe place to unload their burden.

Please join us in our mission to be a helping hand, we need your help. It’s time to bring in new board members, committee members, donors and volunteers. Can we count on you?

Thanks and I hope we shed a little bit of light on D-Day for you. Please share this with other Patriots.