Commemorative D-Day Hoodie
This made in Canada King Fashion Hoodie features our stylized D-Day Commemorative design which includes the Invasion Stripes (right down to the rivets).
It features: • 95% cotton 5% polyester 15 oz. • Double-needle stitched, 2X1 ribbing (95% cotton & 5% Lycra®) on collar, cuffs & waist • Double hooded sweatshirt • Set-in sleeves, matching cords.CUSMA Friendly
Laid on top of the Stripes, you will find the Invasion Star which incorporates the 5 beaches of Normandy from the D-Day Invasion on June 6th, 1944 (Omaha, Utah, Sword, Gold and Juno).
In the center of the Invasion Star you will find the SHAEF insignia, surrounded by the flags of the countries that had the largest impact on the greatest amphibious invasion in history.
The center of the design features the insignia for the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) which was approved by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander for Operation OVERLORD, and came into general use in March 1944.
Each element of the insignia is symbolic. The main feature is the flaming sword of avenging justice, shown piercing the black of Nazi oppression. Above the sword is a rainbow, the symbol of hope, it contains all the colours that made up the national flags of the invading Allies. The majority of troops who landed on the D-Day beaches were from the United Kingdom, Canada and the US. However, troops from many other countries participated in D-Day and the Battle of Normandy: Australia, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Poland.
Then above the rainbow is the blue of peace to come. I often wonder if the blue of the design carried over to United Nations when it was established in 1945 to represent the United Nations peacekeepers.
The hood features the D-Day Wear® logo. Our logo done in red, white and blue, signifies a red maple leaf for Canada, a white crown for Great Britain and a blue Star for the U.S.A. During World War Two all those colours appeared in the flags our countries fought under.
With our past fundraising initiatives, people have enabled us to donate over 74 THOUSAND DOLLARS which was used to successfully commemorate the lives lost by Canadian soldiers on the beaches of Normandy during World War II. Now the fundraising goal is focused on providing professional service dogs for those members of our First responders and the Armed Forces who suffer with PTSD. We invite you to please give generously to your local Service Dogs Organizations which will complement the funds raised here.
Buy online our military history apparel: T-shirts, golf shirts/ polos, sweatshirts and baseball caps commemorating historical armed forces efforts to protect Freedom and Democracy.
You can view the complete D-Day Wear® collection at www.ddaywear.com