The recent Day editorial, "Terrible, triumphant day, 70 years ago," (June 6), was a vivid reminder of that supposedly victorious day in the battle to ensure the capture of Europe in World War II. The article repeats the chaotic performances during the invasion of the Normandy beaches, resulting in huge loss of life and casualties with minimal losses to the enemy. I have often wondered if the commanders of our forces evaluated all the best approaches to attacking Europe or if there might have been a more successful approach in saving lives. A huge debt of gratitude certainly must be given to those servicemen who provided the way to winning the war and the future of the world. It was a terrible beginning.