This is the video that was shown at the Thunderbird Hangar Party, prior to Aviation Nation 2004. We hosted some 25 D-Day and WWII vets that night in a stirring tribute. This video received numerous awards and was complimented by many of the vets that were there that night. Even though there was tremendous loss of life during this operation, it was a "Crowning Glory" in that it spelled the beginning of the end of WWII. We need to thank these brave vets before they are all gone. Thanks to Tara Dixon-Engel and Mike Jackson for writing this piece.