Senator Umberg Commemorates the 76th Anniversary of D-Day

June 6, 2020


ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D - Santa Ana) released the following statement on the commemoration of the 76th Anniversary of D-Day, the date in history during World War II on which Allied forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy.

“Their valiant fight for the liberty of others saved the world from tyranny, and their collective, courageous sacrifice fundamentally altered the course of history. The Americans who fell on Omaha and Utah beaches on the Normandy coast, as well as those that followed, will leave an indelible mark on the world,” said Senator Thomas J. Umberg. “Tomorrow, June 6, marks 76 years since paratroopers jumped into the night sky and Rangers scaled the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc on June 6, 1944. The unfortunate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will keep many away from an organized memorial commemorating those heroes. Nevertheless, we must remember that fateful day when all Americans were united to defeat a tyrannical regime that glorified racism. In their memory --whenever we strive for equality and liberty -- we should do so with the same honor and courage when aspiring to be on the right side of history.”


Senator Thomas J. Umberg represents the 34th Senate District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Midway City, Orange, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, and Westminster. Umberg is a retired U.S. Army Colonel, former federal prosecutor, and small businessman. He and his wife, Brigadier General Robin Umberg, USA (ret.), live in Orange County.