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The D simply stands for "day." The designation was traditionally used for the date of any important military operation or invasion, according to the National World War II Museum. Thus, the day before June 6, 1944, was known as D-1 and the days after were D+1, D+2, D+ and so on.
 
 
Jun 06, 2019 06:33 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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The D = Day.

It just means Day.

 

Jun 06, 2019 06:32 AM
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Carol Williams
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It means THE Day an operation begins.  Perhaps that's where the saying started because now we use it when there is no more time to delay and it's time to take action.  It's D Day.

Jun 06, 2019 06:56 AM
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Dan & Laurie Pittsenbarger Team
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Thanks Roy Kelley I had no idea. 

Jun 06, 2019 06:50 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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It simply stands for day.

Jun 06, 2019 06:27 AM
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Sally Lawrence
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From infoplease.com....

Nothing. Or maybe "Day."

It is widely believed that the "D" in D-Day stands for "designated," or "decision," or something else along those lines. These beliefs, while creative, are unfounded. According to the Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, D-Day is simply "The unnamed day on which a particular operation commences or is to commence." Similarly, H-Hour is "The specific hour on D-day at which a particular operation commences."

D-Day is commonly used to describe June 6, 1944, the day Allied forces executed a plan called Operation Overlord to invade France during World War II.

You can find more information at the National D-Day Memorial Foundation site.

 

Jun 06, 2019 08:12 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Wanda, some great answers. 

TIME Magazine,  a week after the invasion did concur with most of the interpretations that it stood for "DAY" (of invasion)

Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower added an interesting wrinkle in 1964 when a subordinate was directed to answer a question of him of what D-Day stood for on the 20th Anniversary of D-Day.  His aid responded that it stood for (Invasion) DEPART Day.  

I have read other military experts state that it stands for DISEMBARKATION DAY as soldiers/Marines would disembark from a ship to invade an island or mainland.  The US military in the early days before World War II did refer to when the Selective Service Act passed to require able body males to register for the draft as R-Day(Registration) and the mass mobilization of servicemen and women after the attack on Pearl Harbor as M-Day (Mobilization) so an argument can be made for the "D" standing for Disembarkation Day as the French used.

No matter what expert you listen to, for me it stands for:

DEVOTION, DUTY, DAUNTLESSNESS, DEATH.

Jun 06, 2019 07:55 AM
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Wayne Martin
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D stands for day! It is one that will never be forgotten.

Jun 06, 2019 07:41 AM
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Roy Kelley has your answer.

Jun 06, 2019 04:41 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
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I know it doesn't make sense but the "D" in D-Day stands for Day

Jun 06, 2019 12:50 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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Roy Kelley  and Sally Lawrence have supplied great answers.

Jun 06, 2019 11:22 AM
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Bob Crane
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Thanks for the explanation Roy, I thought it was for Deployment.

Jun 06, 2019 11:14 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Glad you asked Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! and I'm glad Roy Kelley clued us both in.

Jun 06, 2019 10:59 AM
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Richard Weeks
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Roy Kelley has your answer

Jun 06, 2019 08:49 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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Every. DAY.

Jun 06, 2019 07:39 AM
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Peter Testa
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I'm dissapointed to hear it's not Donut Day. But in all seriousness, thank you to our veterans & active military for all you do. 

Jun 06, 2019 07:30 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
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Thanks Roy Kelley 

Jun 06, 2019 07:21 AM
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Lyn Sims
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It is really a good thing to remember but sad that we had to go to war to stop a lunatic & his ideas. 

Jun 06, 2019 06:43 AM
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Delta
Doughnuts in the breakroom Not again!
Dy as in Normandy.
Doom as in 'Abandon all hope yea who enter here."
But it may identify the days of the week containing the letter D.

However, one may see a parrellel with the countdown to a lauch such as T-67

 

Jun 06, 2019 06:36 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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For wrong-doers and the enemies of mankind: D means doom when we come

Jun 06, 2019 06:28 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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Probably something to do with General Eisenhower's Decision to give the order of the Day....

Jun 06, 2019 06:28 AM
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Valeria Mola
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Thank you. Roy Kelley 

Jun 07, 2019 04:43 AM
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Susie Kay
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You have a lot of answers.  

Jun 06, 2019 09:03 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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I always thought it meant "designated" but now I have learned other definitions.    

Jun 06, 2019 08:58 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Looks like "Day-Day" is the winner

Jun 06, 2019 07:43 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
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Now I know it too. 

Thank you, Wanda.

Jun 07, 2019 05:01 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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You already have the answer

Jun 06, 2019 08:15 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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D means Day.

Jun 06, 2019 01:01 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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The Day - D-1, D & D+1, D+2... D is the Day of the invasion.

Jun 06, 2019 08:35 PM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
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I am with Bruce Walter on what it means.....

DEVOTION, DUTY, DAUNTLESSNESS, DEATH.

Jun 06, 2019 01:43 PM
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Will Hamm
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I did not know till now.

 

Jun 08, 2019 05:36 PM
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
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I thought it stood for "Dooms" as in Dooms Day.  Thanks Roy.

Jun 08, 2019 04:44 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Many thanks, Roy Kelley !

Jun 07, 2019 08:19 AM
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Sam Shueh
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Dias

Jun 07, 2019 07:11 AM