Waiting for the time to start, to run ashore against a hail of bullets from a beached transport to find cover on a sandy beach.
Sitting there, waiting.
Hoping that the plan was good, and that they would survive the night.
On this day, most of western europe should get down on their knees and thank God for these men, for their countries are free thanks to them.
Remember those men, of the US, Britain, Canada who invaded on D-Day 76 years ago.