Today is the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
And every year, at this time, I think of the final message sent out from Allied Command to all troops involved in that Special Mission (Operation Overlord):

“It is advisable to proceed in an orderly fashion.
But it is much more important to get there, by whatever means.”

Those words capture the very essence of what it means to be on a Special Mission, an uncompromising goal.

To the men who paid the ultimate price, thank you.